The US and China were both built by farmers, and have deep agricultural heritages that continue to thrive today. We are the world's two largest agricultural producers and strong collaborators in agricultural trade, research and education.
The rapid development of China-US agricultural cooperation and trade has provided tremendous benefits, enhancing food security and living standards in both our countries. Together, we have a tremendous capacity to build a better world.
While we have already made great progress, one in eight people in the world still suffers from hunger. Current global population trends mean we must increase agricultural production by 70 percent by 2050 to feed an expected 9 billion people.