The U.S. agriculture sector has been reeling from a drop in commodity prices and a looming food shortage.
But the trend has been gaining steam in China as farmers are turning to China for cheaper and easier access to products and skills.
As farmers in the United States and China try to save their jobs, China’s leaders are looking for ways to bolster domestic economic growth, with the government promising a bumper harvest this year, and President Xi Jinping’s recent promise to revive the economy.
Last year, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced a $1 billion fund aimed at developing China’s “farmers market” to boost food exports, as well as boosting local food production.
On Monday, China sent China’s Agriculture Ministry a letter urging farmers to look for opportunities in China and said it would boost their incomes and help them stay on track for 2020, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.
A spokesman for the ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
While U.A.E. officials are still trying to figure out how much more they can do for farmers in China, a growing number of U.K. and European farmers are choosing to stay put in the country as the government continues to slash the number of foreign workers.
The British farm sector, which employs around 6 million people, has been hit hard by the recent drop in commodities prices.
But in China the government is promising to boost domestic growth, and Xi Jinping has made it a priority to boost the countrys economy.
In January, Xi said the Chinese economy would grow at 7 percent this year and reach a record annual growth rate of 7.2 percent by 2020.
In the last year, the economy grew by 3.7 percent, and the government announced a major stimulus package in November.
China has pledged to spend $50 billion on the country’s farm sector in the coming year.
The countrys government is also targeting the food sector, where it wants to boost production to make up for declining food exports to other countries.
China’s central bank has warned that its foreign-exchange reserves have shrunk by more than 70 percent in the past three years, as its economic policies have pushed up the price of commodities.
While the central bank is keeping its official inflation target low, it has also signaled that it may raise interest rates, which would help boost domestic demand.
The drop in U.B.C. commodities prices has also put the brakes on Chinese investment.
The decline in commodities has helped fuel speculation that China is slowing down on its plan to boost exports.
China has also been pushing ahead with its plan for an export-led recovery, with some Chinese officials hinting at a slowdown in domestic investment.
China, meanwhile, has struggled to recover from the Great Firewall of China in 2011, which restricted access to many websites and social media.