菜篮子工程non-staple food project
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Non-Staple Food Project
A State initiative to ensure the supply of vegetables, diary, pork and poultry products other than grains.
In 1988, the Ministry of Agriculture started this project against a background that the country could not produce enough non-grain food with rich diversity. Under the project, agricultural bases were established to boost production and supply, and special markets for agricultural produce were set up. By the mid 1990s, food diversity was improved and a reserve network was established around the country. The project then shifted its focus on food safety and branding.