It has always been the major concern in the world to safeguard food security and to ensure the sufficient supply of agricultural products. The Central Economic Working Conference and Central Rural Work Conference have highlighted the need "to enhance agricultural structural reform of the supply side, and to increase the quality and efficiency of agricultural supply system, while properly expanding total demand". The No.1 Central Document has explicitly pointed out "to reform and improve the price formation mechanism for grain and other important agricultural products". To adapt to the new situation and new requirements, it is imperative to improve the management of modern agriculture, and to strengthen the leading role of market information on agricultural supply-side structural reforms. To this end, it is a need to make projection and analysis of the future agricultural production and market trend, to facilitate in-depth communication and knowledge sharing, to formulate policy options on the agricultural development, and ultimately to promote the predictability and management competence over agricultural market.
In accordance with the new growth concepts of innovation, coordination, green development, opening up and benefit sharing, and to facilitate the development of modern agriculture, the 3nd China Agricultural Outlook Conference, will be held in the Agricultural Outlook Auditorium of Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS in Beijing from April 20-21, 2016. This event, organized by Market Early Warning Expert Committee of Ministry of Agriculture, supported by Information Center of Ministry of Agriculture and other agencies, will be hosted by Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, Conference contents are as follows:
Releasing China Agricultural Outlook Report. The conference will release China Agricultural Outlook (2016-2025) and commodity reports, covering 18 agricultural products, such as rice, wheat, maize, soybean, etc.
Deliberation on hot topics in agricultural and rural development. AOC will organize seminars on pressing topics relating to China's agricultural development, such as agricultural supply-side structural reform, internet+agriculture, agricultural E-commerce, agriculture monitoring and early-warning, global agriculture big data, agricultural resources and environment, etc.
Sharing the latest technical accomplishments in the theories and methods in the areas of agricultural outlook, agricultural monitoring and early-warning. The conference will facilitate academic exchange pertaining to achievements in agricultural outlook methods and models, agricultural monitoring and early-warning technology, agricultural monitoring and early-warning system, and agricultural information analysis methods and technology.