On June 19, the Achievement Transformation Division organized a workshop on the industry development of brewing sorghum at HAAFS headquarter in Shijiazhuang. The workshop was chaired by Vice President Zhang Jianjun and the participants included sorghum experts, growers and representatives of related enterprises of Hengshui City. During the meeting, experts, enterprise representatives and growers introduced, respectively, about the current situation of research on new varieties and technologies, seed production, benefits, processing and marketing, and discussed the further development of brewing sorghum industry in Hengshui City and the related problems needing to be solved. The drafting of the Suggestions on Brewing Sorghum Industry Development of Hebei was arranged as well.
Vice President Zhang Jianjun indicated, at the meeting, that since the establishing of the brewing and glutinous sorghum production base in Fucheng County in 2016, with the support of the local governments in different levels, the current sorghum industry in Hengshui shows good momentum of development, being affirmed and recognized by the governments of Hengshui City and Hebei Province. He encouraged the experts to summarize Fucheng’s successful experiences on sorghum industry development and to actively contribute their wisdom for assisting the governments to plan and formulate the development plan of sorghum industry in Hebei province and Hengshui City.
Related leaders and experts of Achievement Transformation Division, Institute of millet and Bureau of Agricultural and Rural Affairs of Jingxian County attended at the workshop.