Reapers work at the wheat field in Yanli Village of Nanhe County, north China's Hebei Province, June 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)
China's agriculture sector has seen rapid growth over the past 70 years. The structure of the agriculture industry was continuously optimized, with a modern pattern promoting all-round development of farming, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery replacing the traditional farming pattern.
BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) --China's grain output expanded 4.8 times in the past 70 years and grew at an average annual rate of 2.6 percent from 1949 to reach 658 billion kg in 2018, managing to feed around 20 percent of the world's population with only less than 9 percent of the world's arable land, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
The country increased the diversity of food supply by developing the breeding industry, with the output of aquatic products ranking first in the world since 1989, which stood at 64.6 million tonnes in 2018, 143 times higher than 1949.
A farmer carries harvested muskmelons at Daboluo Village of Tanglin Township in Zaoqiang County, north China's Hebei Province, May 29, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)
Aerial photo taken on July 17, 2019 shows fish breeding raft made of new materials in Xiahu Township of Xiapu County, southeast China's Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Kehong)
The structure of the agriculture industry was continuously optimized, with a modern pattern promoting all-round development of farming, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery replacing the traditional farming pattern, the NBS said.
Scale operation of agriculture was enhanced by the progress of rural land circulation. Over 35 million hectares of family contracted farmland was circulated in 2018, posing a sharp contrast to the 58 million mu in 304.
The country also fostered new types of entities of agricultural production and service. By the end of 2018, 300, 000 family farms and 2.17 million farmer cooperatives had been registered.
A herdswoman milks sheep in Rutog County of Ngari Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
Workers process sorghum grains at a distillery of Kweichow Moutai in Maotai Township of Renhuai, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Oct. 23, 2018. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)
Tea farmers pick tea leaves at an ecological tea garden at Chaoyang Village of Xingcun Township in Wuyishan, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 14, 2019. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)
Farmers harvest oysters at the oyster cultivation fields in Qinzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)
Aerial photo taken on May 23, 2019 shows terraced fields at Gandong Village of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)
A man carries packed peppers at Niqiao Village of Luorong Town in Liuzhou, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 20, 2019. (Xinhua/Li Hanchi)
Workers carry fresh navel oranges at Wangjialing Village of Guojiaba Township in Zigui County of Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, April 6, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)
Aerial photo taken on July 28, 2019 shows the view of a photovoltaic power station as well as an agricultural garden in Dongping Township of Zhenghe County, southeast China's Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)
Liu Hebin (R) checks the newly harvested wheat grains at Gaocheng District of Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, June 10, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaofeng)
Aerial photo taken on July 28, 2019 shows farm fields in Saibei management district of Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)
Zhao Shengjian, deputy director of Changli orchards research institute of Hebei Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, takes care of newly cultivated grapes at the breeding base of the institute in north China's Hebei Province, July 13, 2019. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)
A farmer feeds cattle at a cooperative in Anning Village of Dongmiao Township in Du'an Yao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 24, 2019. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)