Press Statement

Making agriculture resilient to bad weather (China Daily)

Jul 11, 2016

Director General Shenggen Fan wrote an op-ed in China Daily on agricultural resilience in China. He wrote that it’s critical to invest in drought-tolerant crop varieties, disaster insurance, as well as flood control and irrigation. “To build the resilience of small farmers, the provision of agricultural insurance at scale with government support together with market-based mechanisms is the key,” he wrote.