Shanghai’s new rural construction has achieved great progress by improving agricultural productivity, increasing farmers’ income and promoting rural development. In 2015, the added value of agricultural output in Shanghai totaled 10.98 billion yuan, down 13.2 percent compared with 2014. The gross value of agricultural output reached 28.78 billion yuan, down 12.7 percent compared with 2014.
Shanghai has strived to develop brand agricultural products. By the end of 2015, Shanghai has 1,631 agricultural companies, 191 with green food production permit. The gross export value of primary agricultural products totaled 1.08 billion yuan in 2015. Products including vegetable, flower, fruit and aquatic products have been exported to countries such as Japan, South Korea, US, as well as Southeast Asia and Europe.
By the end of 2015, the total power of agricultural machinery amounted to 1.19 million kilowatt. Shanghai had 150 standard vegetable farms, 317 livestock and poultry farms and 270 aquatic farms. A total of 387 companies in the city has been entitled as “leading agricultural industrialization companies”.