On June 6th, Mr. Yu Xinrong, Vice Minister of MOA, attended the national video conference of training on farmers’ mobile application, and made investigations on the IT development of CABTS. Vice Minister Yu pointed out that rural modernization is key to the overall modernization, IT development is the major engine for rural modernization, while the breaking point for rural IT development is to improve the IT competency of farmers. It is essential to grasp the essence of agriculture, rural reality and farmers’ demand, place high value on building online agriculture, and ensure farmers’ access to mobile services via innovative methods and approaches.
At the CABTS Internet education center, Vice Minister Yu checked the satellite broadcasting platform, the Internet mainframe room, and the studio for Agricultural Science Classroom, inquired about the coverage of CABTS satellite terminals as well as its operation expenditures, and approved the Agricultural Science Classroom as a good program that was well received among farmers. At the TV education center, Vice Minister Yu visited the visual studio and live studio, checked the HD recording system synchronized with CCTV, and asked about the two programs at the CCTV and national distance education platform. At the radio education center, Vice Minister visited two studio, listened to the report of three programs at China National Radio, and expressed his wish that the programs might be upgraded from recorded one to live ones. In addition, Yu also visited 8 online classrooms that were under transformation, and expressed his support for the second phase of building the 800 m2 studio.