Marching Towards the Goal of Strengthening Agriculture, Beautifying Countryside and Enriching Farmers in Agriculture

On July 30, the Ninth Plenary Session of the 13th Municipal Party Committee deliberated and approved the Decision of the Qiqihar Municipal Party Committee of the Communist Party of China on Deepening the Implementation of the New Development Concept and Accelerating the Integration of the New Development Pattern to Promote the New Breakthroughs of the Modernization of Agriculture and Rural Areas. Standing at the starting point of the new journey, it pointed out the general direction for the city’s agricultural development, listed a timetable, outlined a road map, and blew the bugle call.

During the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, our city achieved sustainable and stable development of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery and all-around improvement of comprehensive agricultural production capacity by earnestly implementing the central and provincial party committee’s decisions and deployments on the work of ” agriculture, rural areas, and farmers “, with the goal of building a strong agricultural city, and taking the construction of an ecologically efficient agricultural demonstration zone in the Nenjiang River Basin as the pioneer. Notably, the grain production has achieved the “13 consecutive harvests”. Our concerted efforts have resolutely won the battle against poverty, thus laying a solid foundation for the comprehensive continued rural revitalization. Accordingly, the overall work of “agriculture, rural areas and farmers” has achieved solid results. In 2020, the city’s agricultural and animal husbandry output value reached 62.86 billion Yuan, and the per capita disposable income of rural residents reached 18,057 Yuan, with an increase of 49.2% over 2015. In the first half of this year, in the face of severe economic downturn pressures and frequent occurrences of natural disasters, the vast number of cadres and masses at the agricultural front-liner in the city who took the initiative to adapt to the new normal of economic development have still maintained a good momentum of stable and positive development of the agricultural economy as a whole by continuously devoting greater efforts to strengthen, benefit, and enrich peasants, focusing on advancing the reform of agricultural supply side, and optimizing the structure of the agricultural industry.

The general requirements for the implementation of the rural revitalization strategy are “Prosperous Industry, Livable Ecology, Civilized Village, Effective Governance, and Prosperous Life”. To gradually realize the overall revitalization of the countryside and step-wise realize the goal of strong agriculture, beautiful countryside, and rich farmers, it is bound for us to be inseparable from the modernization of agriculture and rural areas.
As stated in the Decision approved by this plenary session, our city will fully implement the “Ten Major Projects” related to agricultural modernization such as improvement of the quality and efficiency of the planting industry, the transformation and upgrading of the aquaculture industry, the improvement of processing and circulation of agricultural products, the protection and utilization of black land, and modern agricultural technology and innovation, the construction of modern agricultural infrastructure, the enhancement of green development of ecological agriculture, the construction of digital agriculture, the cultivation of agricultural market entities, and the construction of market-oriented agricultural service systems in the new period. Meanwhile, it also specified the “Five Actions” which were related to planning and guiding of villages, renovation and improvement of rural living environment, the construction of rural public infrastructure, the construction of good rural governance, and the construction of rural custom and civilization and so on. In other words, focusing on rural revitalization and addressing, it detailed deployment of the city’s work tasks for “agriculture, rural areas and farmers” in the next stage.

If a person has his own obsession, then he will definitely succeed, and if he wants to make a difference in life, then he must “hard work” and “struggle”. In the coming period, focusing on the “two large and one small” industries, namely large-scale planting, large-scale standardized green aquaculture, and refined small vegetable gardens in farmyards, our city will promote the quality and efficiency of planting and breeding industry; highlight the development of the four “integrated” industrial chains of “grain-food”, “grain-medicine”, “meat-food” and “milk-cream”, speed up the construction of industrial clusters and whole-industrial chain projects; establish and improve township financial management and village collective management of “three funds”, as well as the “four systems” of statistics and evaluation, vigorously develop the rural economy, make up for the shortcomings of county economic development; do a good job in village planning, rural living environment improvement and public infrastructure construction, and accelerate the modernization of agriculture and rural areas to achieve new breakthroughs.

At present, our city has set the goal and task of accelerating the new breakthroughs of the modernization of agriculture and rural areas, that is, by the end of 2025, to achieve a strong city with high-efficiency ecological agriculture in the Nenjiang River Basin, and to be the vanguard of agricultural modernization construction in the province, with the comprehensive production capacity of grain maintaining at 30 billion catties, the number of livestock and poultry raised exceeding 100 million, and the total output value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery exceeding 100 billion Yuan; to further promote the in-depth integration and development of primary, secondary and tertiary industries, make the intensive processing of food and agricultural and sideline products an important pillar industry, build a modern industrial cluster of 100 billion-level food processing, and maintain the consolidation and expansion of the results of poverty alleviation, and realize the per capita disposable income of rural residents to be more than 25,000 Yuan. In addition, rural construction activities should yield significant results, the appearance of rural areas experience remarkable changes, and the level of equalization of basic public services in urban and rural areas are obviously improved. By 2035, the quality, efficiency and competitiveness of agriculture will be further improved. The basic living requirements of rural areas in counties are roughly the same as those in cities and towns, and farmers’ income will reach a higher level. By 2050, we will fully realize the revitalization of rural industries, talents, culture, ecology, and organizations, strong agriculture, beautiful villages, and prosperous farmers, and agricultural and rural modernization.
In the new development stage of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and marching towards the second centenary goal, it is our integral component and due responsibility to promote the modernization of agriculture and rural areas to realize new breakthroughs and continue to achieve greater breakthroughs whether starting from the responsibility of resolutely maintaining the national food security “ballast stone”, or considering from the perspective of bringing farmers more happiness and satisfaction. At this time, we should be brave and persistent to fully start the new process of agricultural and rural modernization on the stage of fertile fields in accordance with the set goals, thus continuously marching toward the goal of strengthening agriculture, beautifying countryside and enriching farmers.