Campaign to train scientifically-literate farmers

 China on Thursday announced a three-year campaign to improve the science literacy of its rural population and to train scientifically-literate farmers.

Campaign to train scientifically-literate farmers

The campaign was launched by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Beijing.

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In three years, the country will train 4 million scientifically-literate farmers, who understand science, master modern agricultural technology and have certain business management capability.

The rural proportion of the scientifically-literate population last year was 4.93 percent, lower than the national average of 8.47 percent.

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Improving rural people’s science literacy is key to China’s rural revitalization and will promote science popularization, said Huai Jinpeng, vice chairman of CAST.

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