Mar. 2020, Volume 7 Issue 1
The cover image shows a beautiful agricultural landscape and a village, which has already embraced the concepts of green development and rural revitalization. The objective of Agriculture Green Development (AGD) is to coordinate “green” with “development”, and realize the transformation of traditional agriculture with high resource-environmental costs towards a green agriculture and countryside with high-quality, high-yield and high-efficiency farming, sustainable eco-environment, improving income and human health. The innovations focus on reconstructing the entire agriculture and food system benefits for all. Development proceeds according to two principles: high eco-environmental standards and quality-food demands, involving green crop-production, integrated animal-crop production, green food-products and industry, and improved rural environment and ecosystem services. The implementation of AGD in China has valuable implications for realizing global sustainable developmental goals.
(Jianbo SHEN, Qichao ZHU, Xiaoqiang JIAO, Hao YING, Hongliang WANG, Xin WEN, Wen XU, Tingyu LI, Wenfeng CONG, Xuejun LIU, Yong HOU, Zhenling CUI, Oene OENEMA, William J. DAVIES, Fusuo ZHANG, pp. 5-13)