China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair (short for CAF) was established in 1994 which is organized by the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Bureau of Forestry, the State Intellectual Property Office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government. It is supported by Ministry of Education, Ministry of Water Resources, State Bureau of Foreign Experts, All-China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperation, China Association for Science and Technology, Association for Relations across the Tainwan Strait. And also the CAF is a grand international agricultural science and technology event co-organized by several domestic and foreign organizations such as China Rural Technology Development Center, State Agriculture Comprehensive Development Office, China Rural Special Technology Association, Agricultural Industry Chamber of Commerce of ACFIC, China National Agricultural Development Group Corporation, FAO, UNIDO, Netherlands Agricultural Food and Technology Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada, Canada International Science and Technology Cooperative Center.
The CAF is held on Nov. 5-9th annually in Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone. The main activities include national agricultural science and technology parks group exhibition, international cooperation week, modern agricultural theory seminars, characteristic agriculture exhibition, agricultural scientific research achievements information publishing, projects investment and promotion and technical trade, agricultural technical consultation and training, award. The total exhibition area is 157, 000 m2, with the 47,000 m2 indoor exhibition area which contenting 1，750 booths and 110, 000 m2 outdoor exhibition area.
Every year, there are more than 1,500 exhibitors coming from America, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Canada, France, Israel and other over 30 countries (regions) attending CAF. The number of visitors exceeds 1,500,000 person-times. The number of professional visitors and foreign customers engaged in agricultural industry, scientific research, and the trade of agricultural products is up to 50,000 person-times. More than 6000 agriculture science and technology achievement and patent information are showed. More than 100 accredited medias such as Xinhua News Agency, CCTV report CAF on site.
Though more than twenty years endeavor, China Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Fair has become the state 5A-class comprehensive agricultural fair, and the important platform for the show and promotion of agricultural scientific and technological achievements and the important window for the cooperation and exchange of international agricultural, which is called the “Olympic Games” in agricultural field.