China's job is full of confidence

   Economic Daily · China Economic Net reporter Liu Hui

  On October 16, the main venue of the 2020 World Food Day and China Food Security Awareness Week was held in Xiamen, Fujian.

This year’s World Food Day and China Food Security Awareness Week have the themes of “Growing Together, Prospering Together, Sustaining Together, Actions Create the Future” and “Firming China’s Rice Bowl and Building Global Food Security” as the themes, demonstrating China’s commitment to food security lifeline The firm’s determination and the responsibility of a major country to maintain world food security and a good vision of global cooperation to jointly maintain food security.

  Challenges to world food security

  The United Nations World Food Program predicts that the number of people facing severe food insecurity in the world may increase from 135 million to 265 million this year.

"In recent decades, global agricultural productivity has greatly increased. Now the total global food production has exceeded consumption, but the imbalance of the food system has become increasingly serious. The negative impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic this year has exacerbated the imbalance of the food system." Said Ou Minxing, acting representative of the representative office in China.

  Poverty is the main cause of the current global food crisis.

The impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic this year has caused a decline in income and purchasing power in many regions. Countries and regions such as Africa and the Middle East are facing new threats of hunger.

Even in developed countries, some people cannot afford food due to unemployment.

Qu Sixi, the representative of the United Nations World Food Program in China, believes that many hungry people in the world are caused by wars and conflicts.

In 2019, the 10 most food-insecure countries and regions have almost all experienced wars and conflicts.

  Cheng Guoqiang, a member of the National Food Security Strategic Expert Advisory Committee and a special professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tongji University, believes that international financial speculative capital may use the epidemic and food production reduction expectations to hype, trigger global market panic, promote international food market prices, and lead to a global food crisis.

  Steady the Chinese rice bowl

  In the face of the sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic, my country's food security has withstood the test, and the food market has generally maintained stable operation.

Practice has once again proved that only by relying on the basic self-sufficiency of food, holding the rice bowl of the Chinese firmly in their hands, and filling the rice bowl with Chinese grain, can food security be guaranteed.

  Food security is an important foundation of national security.

The Party Central Committee and the State Council have always attached great importance to food security. Especially since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, my country has implemented a new era national food security strategy based on its own national conditions and grain conditions, comprehensively strengthened the construction of grain production, circulation, and storage capacity, and has stabilized grain production capacity. The inventory is abundant and the food security situation continues to improve.

Keeping the Chinese people's rice bowl firmly in their hands has laid a solid material foundation for ensuring the safety of "rice bags" throughout the country, and provided a strong guarantee for economic and social development and the overall stability of the country.

  Food security is not only quantitative security and quality security, but also industrial security at a higher level.

Since 2017, the State Bureau of Grain and Material Reserves has made every effort to promote high-quality grain projects, accelerate the high-quality development of the grain industry, and build a “big grain”, “big industry” and “big circulation” from raw grain to finished product, production area to sales area, and field to table. "The pattern is to ensure national food security at a higher level.

  Don't forget to save the harvest, and consumption cannot be wasted.

At present, the whole society is taking action to promote the traditional virtues of diligence and thrift of the Chinese nation, create a social atmosphere of strict economy and opposing waste, resolutely put an end to "waste on the tip of the tongue", and reduce losses and waste in the post-production acquisition, storage, transportation, and processing of food. Make every effort to ensure national food security.

  Join hands to meet the challenges of world food security

  In the face of the severe challenge of the global spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic that impacts the global food supply order, strengthening international cooperation is an effective measure to avoid the challenges of the current global food crisis.

  In recent years, countries have attached great importance to food security issues, and food security cooperation and governance capabilities have improved significantly.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations established a food monitoring and early warning system through the G20 mechanism and played an active role.

During the epidemic, the United Nations World Food Program adopted various methods to help the poor and maintain world food security.

As a responsible major country, while ensuring its own food security, China upholds the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind and works hand in hand with countries around the world to continuously strengthen cooperation in food security governance, effectively respond to the impact of the epidemic, and build global food security.

  Zhang Wufeng, director of the State Bureau of Grain and Material Reserves, stated that China will continue to promote South-South cooperation in the food sector, explore new models of international food cooperation, and deepen the cooperation in food economy and trade with countries under the “Belt and Road” initiative, so as to achieve the sustainable development of the United Nations in 2030. The goal of "eliminating hunger, achieving food security, improving nutritional status and promoting sustainable agriculture" makes due contributions.

Liu Hui