[Explanation] Currently, affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, world food security is facing a serious impact.

In this context, how to ensure food production, stabilize food prices, and promote food trade has become a hot topic of discussion among the guests at the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 annual meeting.

Li Xiaoyun, honorary dean of the School of International Development and Global Agriculture of China Agricultural University, said in his speech that the essence of food security is the issue of inequality in distribution.

  [Concurrent] Li Xiaoyun, Honorary Dean of the College of International Development and Global Agriculture, China Agricultural University

  Food security is not an issue of absolute quantity supply, nor is it an issue of production capacity, but an issue of inequality in distribution.

Countries with relatively strong global resource endowments and production capacity have relatively strong technical capabilities and relatively rich resource conditions.

As high-tech biotechnology continues to be applied to seed improvement, what does this mean?

It means that the commerciality and monopoly of seeds are becoming stronger and stronger, and it is becoming more and more unfair to poor countries in developing countries. In this case, we need to treat seeds as an attribute of global public goods .

  [Explanation] The guests at the meeting believed that ensuring food security is a respect for the basic right of human existence.

It is necessary to improve relevant mechanisms and strengthen global food governance.

At the same time, remove trade barriers and strengthen international cooperation.

  [Concurrent] Li Xiaoyun, Honorary Dean of the College of International Development and Global Agriculture, China Agricultural University

  We need strong national policy intervention, and we also need a strong global governance, especially the mechanism of global food governance and food governance.

This is a very important aspect for us to consider food security under the new globalization conditions in the future.

  [Concurrent] Xie Guomin, Senior Chairman of Chia Tai Group

  My opinion is that advanced countries should help backward countries, which lack capital and technology, and even lack markets.

China now has talents, markets, and funds.

With such a large population and purchasing power, it can drive neighboring backward countries, and even backward countries can be planted and shipped to China.

The future market is the most important way out for food.

  [Explanation] Peng Bin, the founder of Jifei Technology, gave his own "problem solving" ideas.

He believes that with the support of science and technology in the future, agriculture will further improve the overall benefits of food production, and truly realize the "storage of grain in technology."

  [Concurrent] Peng Bin, founder of Jifei Technology

  Because of information technology.

Robot technology brings new industrial or technological revolutions, and these technologies will also affect the primary industry, which is agriculture.

In the end, I believe it will be possible to realize that the process of farming in farmland is completed by robots.

The whole planting process is supervised and monitored, and it is quantitative and standardized planting.

(At that time) the issue of food security is no longer the core issue, and even the issue of food shortages is not, because it can even out the difference in farming.

By resorting to technology, technology may be the "optimal solution" to solve the food (security) problem.

  Cheng Yu reports from Boao, Hainan

Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]