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China vows to safeguard national food security

Updated: 2013-12-16 14:05
( Xinhua)

BEIJING -- China will safeguard national food security and continue to pursue the sustainable development of agriculture, according to a statement issued after a four-day central economic work conference on Friday.

A national food security strategy based on domestic supply and moderate imports will be followed. It will ensure production capacity and endorse science and technology, the statement said.

The Central Economic Work Conference reviewed the country's economic work in 2013 and mapped out plans for 2014.

The country will focus on both quality and quantity of agricultural products, food safety, supervision of the production source and the whole sales process, said the statement.

It said China will continue to follow a sustainable development path of agriculture and develop water-saving agriculture.

China will build its capabilities to safeguard food security, improve the construction of agricultural infrastructure and speed up the development of agricultural science, according to the statement.