China’s Ministry of Agriculture to Spend USD 200 million to Train Farmers

China will spend 1.5 billion yuan ($200 million) on its drive to professionalize farming, which the Minister of Agriculture claimed will make “everyone want to be farmers.” Participants will be encouraged to use modern machinery rather than manual labor, be educated in environmentally friendly farming techniques and will be taught up-to-date land management knowledge, the

Shaanxi Province Develops an Agricultural Drone

Yangling, an agricultural high-tech demonstration zone in Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, is working on developing smart agriculture through improving the scale of intelligent technology use in agriculture production. A plant protection unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was demonstrated in Yangling on Monday [28 August 2017]…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2017 Key Point A drone, developed by

UK Assistance Program to Promote Agri-Tech in China

Drones that plant seeds, robots that pick fruit, smart boots that absorb data about the health of poultry-they are all innovations in agricultural technology that are swiftly transforming the way food is produced and managed in the 21st century. China, which faces the challenge of feeding the world’s largest national population, is teaming up with

Shenzhen’s DJI Technology and USA’s Dow AgroSciences Sign MoU

Shenzhen-based drone maker DJI Innovation Technology signed a memorandum of understanding with Dow AgroSciences on Tuesday [27 June 2017] to work on the research and application of crop protection drones and technology…Full Article: China Daily June 2017 Key Point As a result of the MoU, both companies will conduct joint pesticide application experiments on rice

Chinese Government to Subsidize Agricultural Drones

The authorities are using drones to spray pesticide on wheat fields in Xinghua, East China’s Jiangsu province, as part of this year’s diseases and pests control program. The local government is introducing high-tech tools to ensure bumper harvest in the future and to boost the development of intelligent agriculture…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017 Key Points

Agricultural Drone Manufacturer to Use China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

Drone manufacturer DJI Innovation Technology Co and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence Inc, a company that uses China’s homegrown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System for location and data analysis services, have announced a strategic partnership to promote the application of the navigation system in the drone industry…Full Article: China Daily Apr 2017 Key Point DJI Technology’s RTK (real-time

Belarus and China to Deepen Cooperation on Farm Machinery Projects and Sales of Confectionery Products

Harbin Deputy Agriculture Mayor Zhang Wanping, the head of the official delegation of the People’s Republic of China to Belarus, expressed interest in setting up joint companies with Belarus to produce farm machinery and confectionery during a meeting with the Gomel authorities, BelTA has learned…Full Article: Eng.belta.by Mar 2017 Key Point According the head of

DJI Technology to Upgrade its Agras MG-1 Agricultural Drone

DJI Innovation Technology Co, China’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, launched an upgraded agricultural drone, the MG-1S on Monday [22 November 2016] and announced a series of financial services to support the drones’ purchasing, operation and related training. Equipped with an advanced flight control system, radar and sensors, the MG-1S represents a breakthrough in flying stability,

NASDAQ-listed SkyPeople Fruit Juice Opens New Kiwifruit Orchard in Shaanxi Province

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPU) (“SkyPeople” or “the Company”), a producer of fruit juice concentrates, fruit juice beverages and other fruit-related products, today announced the official launch of Hedetang (Mei County) Kiwi Orchard on August 3rd, 2016 by Shaanxi Guoweimei Kiwi Deep Processing Company (“SGKD”), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of SkyPeople, which signed a