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  1. US-China Science and Technology Agreement is Rooted in Agriculture

    Feb 26, 2024

    Since the early 1970s the United States and China have exchanged teams of agricultural scientists to explore solutions to food security issues. Sadly the Science and Technology agreement expired in August 2023 and is operating on just a 6-month extension. Learn more

  2. A Commune in Rural Iowa Inspires Reform in China's Countryside

    Jan 18, 2024

    US-China agricultural exchanges have had unexpected, far-reaching impacts. In 1980, Guangdong Governor Xi Zhongxun’s visit to an agricultural commune in Iowa inspired him as he worked to reform China’s rural commune system, planting the seeds for his son, Xi Jinping, to take two visits to Iowa. Read more

  3. US/China Ag Climate Roadmap

    Jan 12, 2024

    This new project has engaged with US and Chinese agriculture, food system, and climate experts to: (1) illustrate the complex climate footprint of agriculture and (2) highlight opportunities for bilateral cooperation on policies, projects and strategies to reduce agriculture's climate footprint. Read more at Cultivating US and Chinese Climate Leadership on Food and Agriculture: A Roadmap for Collaboration