On the morning of November 14, 2022, the "Inaugural Meeting of Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute and the Academic Forum on Rural Revitalization and Common Prosperity" jointly organized by Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences was held in the Academic Lecture Hall of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences. Yang Xiubin, Secretary of the Leading Party Group of Sichuan Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and Gao Zhongwei, Secretary of the Party Committee of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, attended the meeting and delivered speeches. Experts and scholars from Tsinghua University, Sichuan University, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Sichuan Agricultural University, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and other universities and scientific research institutions attended the meeting. Xiang Baoyun, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, presided over the meeting.
Yang Xiubin pointed out that building a higher level "Tianfu Granary" in the new era is a higher positioning and requirement for Sichuan to build a strong agricultural province and promote agricultural modernization.The establishment of Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute is not only a specific action to implement the spirit of the 20th CPC National Congress and the important instructions of Secretary General Xi Jinping, but also a major measure to promote rural revitalization and build a strong agricultural province.Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute should be based on Sichuan and look at the whole country and become a "new think tank" that the provincial Party committee and the provincial government can think of, use, and can not be without.
Gao Zhongwei stressed that the joint establishment of Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute is conducive to promoting the integration of research forces and the transformation of research achievements. Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute should consciously shoulder its historical mission, carry out basic research, focus on serving Sichuan’s development, expand exchanges and cooperation, and strive to build an important research platform for the theory, practice and policy of rural development in Sichuan Province, and build a high-end think tank of rural revitalization with national influence at a high level.
Professor Zhang Hongyu, Vice Dean of the China Institute for Rural Studies, Tsinghua University, delivered keynote speech at the forum. Zhang Hongyu pointed out in his keynote speech entitled "Accelerating the Construction of a Powerful Agricultural Country with Chinese Characteristics" that building a strong agricultural country is a new strategic goal proposed at the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and is also the focus of current and future work related to agriculture, rural areas, and farmers.To build a powerful agricultural country with Chinese characteristics, we should give full play to China's comparative advantage of diversified agricultural resources, which is consistent with the country's economic size and stage of economic development. We should meet the needs of urban and rural residents for the total amount, structure and diversification of food and agricultural products, maximize the efficiency and benefits of agricultural output, promote the coordinated development of industry and agriculture, balanced development of urban and rural areas, and green and sustainable development of agriculture.
Yang Xiubin emphasized in the keynote report entitled "Accelerating the Modernization of Agriculture and Rural Areas and Building a Higher Level ‘Tianfu Granary’ in the New Era " that Building a higher level "Tianfu granary" in the new era is a higher positioning and requirement for Sichuan to build a strong agricultural province and promote agricultural modernization.We should focus on ten key tasks, including firmly building fertile Tianfu farmland, promoting grain production to improve quality and efficiency, deeply implementing seed industry revitalization action, and strengthening agricultural science and technology guidance.
Yang Xinyuan, Ren Yongchang, Jiang Yongmu, Pan Bin and other experts and scholars held heated discussions around the two themes of "rural revitalization and building a powerful agricultural country" and "rural development and achieving common prosperity", and shared their wonderful views from multiple perspectives and levels.
Guo Xiaoming, Executive Director of Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute, released the action plan of "Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute". Sichuan Rural Development Research Institute has established a high-level expert advisory committee composed of famous experts such as Zhang Xiaoshan, Tang Huajun, Wei Houkai, Zhang Hongyu, Liu Shouying, Huang Zuhui, Luo Biliang, etc. In the future, the Institute will adhere to the founding policy of powerful cooperation, complementary advantages and opening and sharing, focus on studying Sichuan and serving Sichuan, strengthen the theoretical and practical research on rural development in Sichuan, implement the major strategic deployment of the provincial Party committee and government, highlight practical and policy oriented research, and focus on five aspects of work including general research, thematic research, policy consultation, academic exchange and talent training. It will make new and greater contributions to building a higher level "Tianfu granary" in the new era, accelerating the construction of a strong agricultural province, comprehensively promoting rural revitalization, and provide all-round high-level intellectual support for rural development in Sichuan.