Editor's note: The Report to the 20th CPC National Congress emphasizes intensifying efforts to transform China into a powerful agricultural country. Protecting national food security is one of Henan province's responsibilities, given that agriculture has long been its forte. The CPC Henan Provincial Committee and the People's Government of Henan Province steadfastly adheres to a new concept of food security, implements the national food security strategy in depth, resolutely assumes the responsibility of ensuring national food security, and accelerates the construction of a strong province in modern agriculture in response to President Xi Jinping's important expositions on national food security. Beginning on May 25, we will release four bilingual videos titled "Hello, A Strong Agricultural Province" to demonstrate the steps Henan will take during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025) to become a province strong in modern agriculture. Here's the premiere episode: Accelerating the growth of modern seed industry.
编者按：党的二十大报告强调，加快建设农业强国。粮食生产是河南的优势、王牌，扛稳粮食安全重任是河南的责任、担当。以习近平总书记关于粮食安全的重要论述精神为指引，河南省委、省政府认真落实新粮食安全观，深入实施国家粮食安全战略，坚决扛稳国家粮食安全重任，加快推进现代农业强省建设。5月25日起，大河网推出“Hello, 农业强省”双语系列报道，与海内外网友一起，看河南在“十四五”期间如何建设现代农业强省。今日推出第一期：《小小一粒种 迸发大能量》。
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For Central China's Henan province, how to build itself into a strong province in modern agriculture? The Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and Vision 2035 of Henan Province has mapped out a clear path, pointing out that accelerating the development of modern seed industry is one of the effective ways to achieve this goal.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Henan will strengthen the protection and utilization of germplasm resources, accelerate the building of germplasm resource banks, and establish and improve a platform for identifying and evaluating germplasm resources and exploring excellent genes. Meanwhile, Henan will carry out the provincial project for upgrading the modern seed industry, strengthen the building of improved seed breeding and southern breeding bases, and optimize the breeding system of good seeds. Besides, Henan will build a national biological breeding innovation center, and build a new highland leading global biological breeding innovation, a "test field" for developing the system and mechanism of the seed industry in our country, and an aircraft carrier of seed industry with international competitiveness.
It is worth noting that focusing on crops, cash crops, forests, fruits, flowers and plants, and major livestock and poultry, Henan will carry out innovation of germplasm resources, cultivation of new varieties, and cooperate to make the breakthrough in key technology. Besides, Henan will foster large-scale integrated enterprises for breeding, reproduction and promotion, and accelerate the promotion of commercial breeding, the promotion and the industrialized application of new varieties. Meanwhile, supervision of the safety of the seed industry must be strengthened, and monitoring of the quality and safety of seeds and information supervision should be improved.
A special thanks goes to the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee and the School of International Studies of Zhengzhou University for their support to this special coverage.