More than 4,000 years ago, Hou Ji, the earliest agriculture officer in Chinese history, "taught the people sowing and reaping, arboriculture and the five cereals" here, and pioneered the agricultural civilization of China.
As the county district which Yangling Demonstration Zone is subordinate to, Yangling gained its name as the mausoleum of Yang Jian, the Emperor Wen of Sui Dynasty was located here.
In 1934, Mr. Yu Youren and General Yang Hucheng selected the site here and founded the first agricultural junior college in Northwest China —— State-run Northwest Agriculture & Forestry Technical College (i.e. the predecessor of Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University).
After the founding of People's Republic of China, the country and Shaanxi Province arranged and built totally 10 agricultural science and education units here including 2 universities, 5 research institutes and 3 technical secondary schools. Because of the rich resources of agricultural science and education, it is honored as the "Agricultural Science City of China".
On June 29, 1997, the State Council gave the official reply to approve the establishment of Yangling National Agricultural High and New Technology Industry Demonstration Zone (hereinafter referred to as Yangling Demonstration Zone), which was included in the sequence management of national high-tech industry development zones.
Location of Yangling in China
Location of Yangling in Shaanxi
Located in the hinterland of Guanzhong Plain in Shaanxi, Yangling Demonstration Zone is 70 kilometers away from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport; it covers 135 square kilometers of total area with 240,000 of total population; the Longhai Railway and Lianhuo Expressway pass through the Zone, and 2.6 million of population are radiated by only half an hour's drive.
Conduct core demonstration, drive arid areas and serve nationwide
Actively create the "Belt and Road" international cooperation center of modern agriculture, and build the world-renowned agricultural science and technology innovation demonstration zone.
——Notification on Issuing the Overall Scheme of China (Shaanxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone from the State Council (March 15, 2017)
Construct Yangling Agricultural High and New Technology Industry Demonstration Area into a core area for agricultural sci-tech innovation promotion in the arid and semiarid regions, a leading and demonstration zone for rural revitalization of new era and development of featured modernized agriculture, as well as a modern agriculture innovation highland, a talent gathering highland and an industrial highland with international influences, and make greater contribution to the promotion of China's agricultural modernization in the arid and semiarid regions".
——Official Reply on the Several Policies for Further Supporting the Development of Yangling Agricultural High and New Technology Industry Demonstration Zone from the State Council (October 26, 2018)
In June, 2019, President Xi Jinping pointed out at the 19th Meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of Member States that China was ready to set up a SCO agricultural technology exchange and training demonstration base in Shaanxi Province. Currently, this base is being constructed relying on Yangling Demonstration Zone.
Yangling Demonstration Zone implements the leadership system of "co-construction by provincial level and ministry level", and is entitled to the prefecture-level administrative power and part of the provincial level economic management power.
Construction Leadership Team of Yangling Demonstration Zone
Advantages in Agricultural Science
Gathering more than 7,000 talents in agriculture science and education specialized in over 70 disciplines, Yangling Demonstration Zone is one of the regions in the world with the most abundant elements of innovation, such as science and technologies, talents and information in the agriculture, forestry and water fields.
Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University in the zone is a university under the key construction of national "985" and "211" project, as well as one of the first batch of universities selected in the national "Double First-Class Initiative"; Yangling Vocational and Technical College is one of the first batch of national higher vocational colleges, ranked 11th in the competitiveness ranking list of China's higher vocational colleges.
The brand value of "Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair" reaches RMB 87.119 billion, ranked the first among the national agricultural regional brands.
The brand value of "Yangling Agricultural Science" reaches RMB 81.858, ranked in the forefront of the national regional brands.
Accumulatively 2,700 new varieties and new technologies have been promoted, and 318 agricultural science demonstration and promotion bases have been established in 18 provinces around the country. The annual demonstration and promotion area reaches 90.31 million mu, and the promotion benefits reach RMB 23 billion. Billions of farmers have benefited from the promotion.
Yangling Demonstration Zone has established partnerships with over 60 countries and regions in the world
Built 13 international platforms for agricultural cooperation
By utilizing the opening platform of the free trade area
It is constructing a "Belt and Road" international cooperation center for modern agriculture
Technological Innvoation Center in Yangling Demonstration Zone (Yangling Unversity Science and Technology Park)
It gathers the scientific research institutions, scientific and technological achievements, talents, capitals and other key elements of innovation, aiming at creating a forwar-looking, leading and land-marking platform for agricultural scientific and technological innovation.
Modern Seed Industry
One of China's most important collection and distribution center for farming and grazing improved varieties
The well-known enterprises settled in the are include Syngenta, Corteva, etc., and 26 various seed enterprises are gathered here.
ALL BIOTECH & PHARMA
There are 21 GMP authenticated pharmaceutical manufacturers in the zone, obtaining 215 drug approval documents.
The well-know enterprises settled in the zone include Buchang Pharma, Jumpcan Pharmaceutical, etc.
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Nearly 20 agricultural equipment manufacturers have been settled here for development.
It owns China's first "national agricultural machinery purchase subsidy supermarket".
Deep Processing of Agricultural Products
Currently, there are 265 agricultural products processing enterprises in the zone, focusing on the development of the fruit juice processing, the processing of dairy & beverage, flour and meat products, the fine and deep processing of fruit wine, edible fungi and vegetables, etc. The whole industry chain has been formed initially.
AI Facility Agriculture
Yangling Intelligent Agriculture Demonstration Park has been planned and built
Centering on the digital agriculture, facility agriculture and other related fields, it aims at creating the digital agriculture highland of China.
The well-know enterprises settled here include HUAWEI, Alibaba, JD, Digital China, etc.
Environmentally Friendly Agricultural Materials
It is one of China's most important production, collection and distribution bases for bio-fertilizers, fodders and pollution-free pesticides.
The well-know enterprises settled here include US Cargill, Germany Sano, Taiwan Anyou, etc.
National demonstration zone for leisure agriculture and rural tourism
With modern farm village and modern agricultural park as the carrier, the leisure agriculture brand featured by research and study journey, farming experience, leisure for science popularization, leisure and health recuperation is formed.
Agricultural Science and Technology Service Industry
The first bach of pilot sci-tech service industry areas
It has formed the modern agricultural sci-tech service industry system integrating innovation and entrepreneurship, demonstration and promotion, sci-tech training, agricultural exhibition and sci-tech finance.
National ecological demonstration zone
National health zone
National food safety and health city
National demonstration zone for leisure agriculture and rural tourism
National agricultural tourism demonstration site
National research and study travel base
It owns numerous educational resources with provincial or national brands including the senior high school for provincial level demonstration zone —— High School Attached to Northwest A&F University, Yangling Hengshui Experimental Middle School, Shaanxi Normal University Yangling Experimental Middle School, XJTU Kangqiao Primary School, etc.
Xi'an Children's Hospital, Xi'and Fourth Hospital, Xi'an Honghui Hospital and other provincial quality medical institutions have set branch hospitals in Yangling.
Cost of investment
Important birthplace of China's farming civilization
First national-level agricultural high-tech industry demonstration zone
SCO agricultural technology exchange and training demonstration base
The only national free trade area with distinct agricultural characteristics among China's pilot free trade zones
National food safety demonstration city
National Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Demonstration Base
National modern agricultural industry park
National Ecological Demonstration Zone
China dry farming agricultural technology foreign aid training base
Yangling · China
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Address: Government Administration Building, No. 6, Xinqiao North Road, Yangling Demonstration Zone, Shaanxi Province, China
Postal code: 712100