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CDFA and China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs discuss climate collaboration

CDFA Undersecretary Christy Birdsong met this week with Director General SUI Pengfei of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs to discuss climate smart agriculture and trade collaboration. Representatives from the USDA, the Almond Board of California, the Wine Institute, and the Culinary Institute of America were also in attendance.

In 2022, California and China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment were signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding pledging a shared commitment to protect the environment, combat climate change and advance clean energy development.

China is California’s third largest agricultural export destination, with a value of more than $1.9 billion.

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