Premier shows interest in Chinese agricultural innovation, technological progress – BorneoPost Online Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News



Dr. Mahathir (middle) is informed during his visit to the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Beijing. At the second left is Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Datuk Salahuddin Ayub (second left). – Bernama picture

BEIJING: Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who made a five-day official visit to China, visited the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences yesterday to learn about agricultural innovation and technological progress in China.

During the visit Dr. Mahathir showed a great interest in the research carried out by innovation-driven
organization.

The academy's research was aimed, among other things, at addressing strategic and fundamental problems facing the agricultural sector.

Through research, the academy has produced new crop varieties and pesticides, and has also set up a grain cell bank to produce agricultural crop varieties.

Dr. Mahathir then visited the National Agricultural Science & Technology Innovation Park, where modern and high-tech agriculture was shown. – Bernama

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