Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP
Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP

China food security: Syngenta buyout shows Beijing’s haste to plug technology gap with foreign expertise

  • China has quickly used the agritech expertise of Switzerland-based Syngenta to meet food security goals after it bought the firm for US$43 billion in 2017
  • But acquisitions of foreign technology have become more difficult in recent years as developed countries erect barriers to China’s purchases

Topic |   China food security
Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP
Beijing has called for a breakthrough in the seed industry so the country can use modern agricultural technology and equipment to improve yields. Photo: AFP
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