Bulgaria and China Sign Agreement to Establish Agricultural Zone

A joint declaration on the establishment in Bulgaria of an Agricultural Cooperation Demonstration Zone between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) was signed here on Tuesday [23 May 2017]. Zhang Taolin, China’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, and Tzvetan Dimitrov, Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, signed the declaration in the presence of

Shaanxi-based Company Carries Out Crop Research Near Almaty, Kazakhstan

While energy remains the core of cooperation between China and Kazakhstan, the two nations have also cultivated agricultural links in recent years. In a field near the western foot of Tianshan Mountain, which forms a natural border between the countries, wheat is being grown from Chinese seeds on 200 hectares of land…Full Article: ECNS.cn May

Laos Signs MoU with China to Develop Agricultural Industrial Park to Complement Railway

Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Xuanye (Lao) Co., Ltd/AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd on a modern agricultural industrial park project in Laos. The agricultural industrial park will serve as a supporting project to the under-construction China-Laos railway, building a regional center of agricultural products trading, warehousing

China to Loan Nigeria US$4.5 Billion for Agriculture Projects

The Peoples Republic of China has said it will lend Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost local agriculture. The loan is to enable Nigeria purchase farming tools including tractors, bulldozers, graders, irrigation pumps, amongst others…Full Article: AllAfrica Apr 2017 Key Point The US$4.5 billion loan will have a 20 year repayment term and moratorium of 5

Pakistan’s FPCCI Advocates Increased Chinese Cooperation in the Agriculture Industry

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has requested Chinese authorities to assist Pakistan’s agriculture sector to overcome the effect of climate change by initiating projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor…Full Article: Dawn Mar 2017 Key Point The FPCCI advocated increased Chinese cooperation in developing new (climate-resilient) seed varieties, creating more joint ventures,

Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei Team Up on Agricultural Research

Beijing continues to strengthen agricultural research and innovation as the country calls for deepening structural reform in the agricultural sector. An agricultural innovation lab, jointly established by Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province in December, will offer technological solutions on food safety, farming environment and pest control…Full Article: ECNS.cn Feb 2017 Key Points The Beijing Academy

State-Owned Henan Farm Invests in Tajik and Ukrainian Farmland

Duan Lin manages vast swathes of farmland in central China’s Henan Province. Next week, the agricultural specialist will fly to Tajikistan to inspect 1,600 hectares of farmland he runs there. Duan comes from a family of agricultural businessmen. His grandfather, Duan Shouming, was among the first generation of farmers who came in 1956 to develop

China Touts South-South Cooperation (SSC) Agricultural Project in Namibia

About 355 Namibian farmers and government staff have benefited from training with Chinese experts on skills from rice farming to compost making, said Namibia’s agriculture permanent secretary Percy Misika. Through a project under the Tripartite Agreement on South-South Cooperation (SSC) signed with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and China, which started in 2015 and

Chinese-backed Agricultural “E-village” Launched in Northern Dhaka

Bangladesh has launched a China-aided project to augment agricultural production by using cutting edge technologies. The “e-village” project was launched in Dhaka on Thursday [19 January 2017]. Bangladesh’s leading Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in association with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Bangladesh Awami League Party’s research wing, the Center for Research and

Henan Guiyou Industrial Group to Help Construct Poultry Farm in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan has high hopes of an agro-industrial cooperation zone built by a Chinese enterprise, Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan, Arzybek Kozhoshev, has said. “We are impressed by the fact that the project aims to produce organically pure products. And I am happy that the complex will be one of the largest ones in Central Asia,”