On March 11, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China (MOA) issued the Implementation Plan for Improving the Quality of Farmer Cooperatives by the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China and Sinochem Group Co., Ltd (the Plan), requiring MOA subdivisions and Sinochem Group’s Strategic Business Unit of Agriculture to implement on reality basis. The Plan was jointly formulated by the MOA and Sinochem Group, aiming to promote a high-quality development of farmer cooperatives. Prior to this, Rural Cooperative Economic Guidance Department of MOA and Sinochem Group signed the Framework Agreement for Improving the Quality of Farmers Professional Cooperatives. This Agreement was implemented by Sinochem Group’s Strategic Business Unit of Agriculture (Sinochem Agriculture).
According to the Plan, Rural Cooperative Economic Guidance Department of MOA will leverage its advantages in policy guidance and industry system; notify information such as industry policy, farmer cooperatives development and demonstration creation; recommend model farmer cooperatives, pilot counties (cities, districts) of national farmer cooperatives with county-wide improved quality; encourage local agricultural and rural sectors, farmer cooperatives to cooperate with Sinochem Agriculture and provide necessary support. Sinochem Agriculture shall follow MAP (Modern Agriculture Platform) strategy and utilize its advantages in technology, product, talent, market and management, help farmer cooperatives improve their benefits, professionalism, scale, technicalization, marketization, digitization and targeted tailored industrial chain services.
With respect to the superior producing areas of quality agricultural products, Sinochem Agriculture will provide online and offline solutions and integrated customized services from seed to sales to farmer cooperatives via MAP technical service centers and supporting demonstration farms. For the main producing areas of ordinary agricultural products, Sinochem Agriculture will rely on the product supply and technical service channels that cover major agricultural provinces and counties in the country, and supply safe and high-quality seeds, fertilizers, pesticide products and professional agricultural technical service guidance, guiding farmer cooperatives in scientific planting, facilitating quality and green agriculture. When it comes to the specific producing areas of the featured agricultural products, Sinochem Agriculture will support farmer cooperatives’ public welfare actions with the help of the Panda Guide brand. The featured high-quality agricultural products list aims to create a credible Chinese high-end agricultural product vane, advocating healthy lifestyles, helping agricultural quality upgrade and brand building.
Click HERE to view the full text of the Implementation Plan for Improving the Quality of Farmer Cooperatives by the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China and Sinochem Group Co., Ltd.