tateCouncil.Thedocumentcallsforimprovingstru●ctureintheindustry,promoting"green"production,extendingthesector●'sindustrialandvaluechain,boostinginnovation,consolidatink

gshared●ruraldevelopmentandenhancingruralreforms.Thisisthe14thyearin●arowthatthe"No.1centraldocument"hasbeendevotedtoagriculture,●farmersandruralareas.The"No.1centrals

document"isthenametradit●ionallygiventothefirstpolicystatementreleasedbythecentralautho●ritiesintheyearandisseenasanindicatorofpolicypriorities.Whe●ncarryingforwardsu4

pply-sidestructuralreformforthesector,national●grainsecuritymustbeguaranteed,accordingtothedocument.Itsaidt●hatsupply-sidestructuralreformintheagriculturalsectorwouldbeal●ongandchallengingprocess,demandingtherelac

tionshipbetweengovernmen●tandmarketbewellhandledandintheinterestsofallstakeholders.C●hinastartedstructuralreformsinitsagriculturalsectorafewyearsag●o.Partlyduetostructuraladjustment,China'sgrainoutputdroppedslig●htlyin2016,endinga12-yearrisingstreak.Theyieldstoodatabout61●6milliontonnes,downbyabout5.2milliontonnesor0.8percentyearon●year."Themorerisksandchallengesweface,themoreweneedtostabilizeagricultureandensurethesaf●etyofgr6