Wang Yanjing of CBCGDF-BCON Interviewed by United Nations News On International Plant Health Day 2023
2023/5/15 9:54:00 本站

On May 12th, 2023, the International Day of Plant Health was celebrated worldwide, with the aim of promoting the importance of plant health and the benefits it brings to eliminating hunger, reducing poverty, protecting the environment, and promoting economic development. In honor of this occasion, Mr. Wang Yanjing, director of a CBCGDF-EcoSite, accepted an interview with United Nations News, as recommended by the "Biodiversity Conservation in Our Neighborhoods" Working Group (BCON) of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF).

The world is facing serious challenges due to the impact of modern agricultural practices that rely heavily on the use of fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, and herbicides, resulting in a decline in the quality and safety of agricultural products, as well as an increase in environmental pollution. To address this, more and more people are exploring the restoration of traditional green ecological agriculture.

Wang Yanjing is a farmer based in Shandong, China, who specializes in ecological agriculture and runs a family farm. With the support of CBCGDF-BCON, his farm has been implementing the concept of a "Ecological Civilisation" approach and practicing biodiversity conservation, and has developed a set of good ecological planting and biodiversity conservation practices that have benefited his farm. Wang Yanjing points out that the ecological and organic planting mode is far simpler and more effective than the mode of using large amounts of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. He emphasized that the key to plant health is soil health, and appropriate soil requires a matching crop. This implementation of this model helps protect biodiversity, restore ecological balance, and is an important way to promote sustainable agricultural development.

The world needs more efforts to protect plant health and biodiversity. Wang Yanjing's practices and experiences highlight the importance of sustainable agriculture, and shows that we can achieve a win-win situation for both the environment and agriculture. As the world faces the challenges of food security, poverty alleviation, and environmental protection, promoting green ecological agriculture can provide a sustainable solution for our future.

The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has been dedicated to promoting biodiversity-friendly agriculture for a long time. Recently, at the 2023 BRS COPs in Geneva, CBCGDF hosted a side event on May 1st in Geneva, Switzerland, titled "Chemicals and Agricultural Biodiversity", sharing successful ecological agricultural practices from China and providing an excellent platform for discussing the current situation, challenges, and opportunities related to the theme of "chemicals and agricultural biodiversity."

At the side event, CBCGDF highlighted the importance of promoting agricultural practices that minimize the use of harmful chemicals and focus on protecting biodiversity. CBCGDF emphasized that traditional farming methods that rely heavily on chemical inputs can lead to soil degradation, biodiversity loss, and a decline in crop yields. To address these challenges, CBCGDF has been promoting sustainable and organic agriculture practices that are friendly to biodiversity. They also showcased successful case studies from China, where farmers have been implementing such practices and achieving excellent results, including improved soil quality, higher crop yields, and the restoration of biodiversity in their farmlands. CBCGDF's initiative is a good step towards promoting sustainable agriculture practices globally and ensuring the protection of our planet's biodiversity.

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Reporter: Linda

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