Fresh Fruit Companies on China’s Hainan Island Take Advantage of Crowdfunding Financing

Crowdfunding has helped boost the business of agricultural companies in the southern island province of Hainan, thanks to a financing firm’s cooperation with local authorities. CreditEase Corp, a leading Chinese peer-to-peer or P2P lending and wealth management company, has worked closely with the Hainan Equity Exchange Center, to provide crowdfunding services to local agricultural companies

China Exports Fresh Fruit and Garlic to Russia via Refrigerated Container Train

China’s first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China’s Dalian on Monday, marking the opening of a new transport link between the two countries. The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying products worth US$150,000, including pears from Hebei, pomelos from

Australian Fruit Growers Hope to Find Distribution Channels via Dongfang Modern

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group, China’s No.2 producer of citrus fruit, said it was considering distributing fruit grown by Australian farmers in the Chinese mainland. That could be good news for Australia’s faltering push to brand itself as “Asia’s fruit bowl”, with exports of fruit from the country to China still only standing at around

China’s Citrus Industry Grappling with Yellow Dragon Disease

Early forecasts from Citrus Annual 2014 says that the orange production in China is going to decrease by 10% to 6.9 million metric tons (MMT) in the marketing year (MY) 2014/15. The cause of this problem is the continuing impact of Huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease in the main growing region of

China’s 2013/2014 Citrus Harvest Expected to be Bountiful

Favorable weather and better yields have made for sunny outlooks on the 2013-2014 Chinese citrus season. With more anticipated volume, prices could be lower than in the previous season…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2013 Key point According to the article, for the 2013-2014 production season, China could produce 17.8 million MTs of mandarins/tangerines, 7.6 million