The 2022 China Seed Congress and Nanfan Agricultural Silicon Valley Forum was held in Sanya, Hainan Province, from July 28 to 31.
The Congress highlighted seed industry revitalization in China and the developments of Nanfan Agricultural Silicon Valley. The Congress reviewed the progress in revitalizing the seed industry over the past year from multiple perspectives. Participants discussed and exchanged views on the preservation and utilization of germplasm, industrial innovation and R&D breakthroughs, supportive measures for companies, capacity building for the breeding base of Nanfan, regulation over marketing activities, and some other aspects of Nanfan Agricultural Silicon Valley development, among others.
The Congress was composed of one main forum and 13 subforums. More than 2,000 officials, business executives, and scholars attended the event and discussed the direction, pathway, and key tasks of the seed industry along the value chain.
During the Congress, the China Seed Association and Hainan Province signed a framework agreement, which established Sanya as the permanent venue for the Seed Congress and Nanfan Agricultural Silicon Valley Forum.
An exhibition occupying 5.5 thousand square meters was open on the sidelines of the forum. Some 50 major seed companies were attracted to the exhibition to display their new varieties, new technologies, and latest achievements.
This year’s Congress was co-hosted by the MARA and several other organizations.