The aim of the project is to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the area of agriculture and rural development between the EU and China, providing an opportunity for young farmers and agricultural professionals from both sides see how they each rise to the challenges of their respective farming sectors. The joint EU-China statement.
The project will focus especially on sustainable farming techniques and environmental practices. Through a series of study tours the participants will have the chance to learn from each other's experience in this area; this will then be translated into recommendations on sustainable farming to be shared with the wider farming and rural community, and with policy makers. The project recommendations will also be shared at a final conference to be organised in China end of 2018.
The project will be funded jointly by China and the EU. The Centre for International Cooperation Services of the Ministry of Agriculture will manage the project for China, while on the EU side the project will be implemented through the Policy Support Facility of the EU's Partnership Instrument, which is designed to promote the Union's strategic interests worldwide by reinforcing its external strategies, policies and actions.