Japan’s Agricultural Cooperative, Zen-Noh, to Establish Rice Joint-Venture in China

The umbrella organization for Japan’s farming cooperatives plans to start selling rice directly in China this fiscal year, seeking to cut out the layers of middlemen that have sent retail prices through the roof…Full Article: Nikkei Asian Review Apr 2017 Key Point Japan’s Zen-Noh, aka the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations, is the sole

Laos to Export 20,000 MTs of Rice to China

China has agreed to purchase 20,000 tons of organic rice a year from Laos, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told local authorities in the southern Champassak province. Laos will need to deliver 20,000 tons of genuine organic rice to China and the shipment must not contain non-organic rice, Thongloun was quoted by the state-run Vientiane

Double Cropping Hybrid Rice Demo Plot in Xingning, Guangdong Province, Reportedly Tops 1.5 MTs per Mu

Yuan Longping, known as the father of hybrid Chinese rice, has set a new world record by achieving an annual yield of 1,537.78 kilograms of rice per mu (0.067 hectare) [~23 MTs per ha] in pilot field in Xingning, South China’s Guangdong Province, the local authorities announced on Saturday [19 November 2016]…Full Article: The Global