Brunei and China’s Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Sign Cooperation Agreement

Brunei’s Department of Agriculture and Agrifood, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) and China’s Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co Ltd, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of agriculture. According to local media on Tuesday [21 November 2017], the signing of the MoU aims to strengthen and advance cooperation

Chinese Hybrid Rice Experts Train Pakistani Agriculture Scientists

A group of Chinese agriculture experts, comprising 12 hybrid rice scientists, arrived here Tuesday [12 September 2017] to train local scientist and farmers on hybrid rice cultivation technologies to improve per acre crop productivity. The Chinese scientists are scheduled to train 30 Pakistani agriculture scientists, selected from all the four provinces…Full Article: The News International

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s

China’s CITIC Construction Signs Agricultural MoU With Two Burmese Organizations

Two Myanmar private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s CITIC Construction to implement an agronomics service center project, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday [24 July 2017]. The MoU, which involves Myanmar Rice Association and Myanmar Agronomics Public Corporation, was signed in Nay Pyi Yaw in the weekend…Full Article: Xinhua July 2017

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Reports Rising Grain Production Costs

High costs in grain production are posing challenges to China’s agricultural competitiveness, a report said. Rapidly-growing labor and land costs have boosted prices of homegrown farm produce to levels near or even higher than imported grain, according to a report by the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…Full Article: ECNS.cn July

American Rice May Be Headed to China

China has agreed on a protocol to allow imports of U.S. rice, according to a statement released on Thursday [20 July 2017] by a Chinese delegate to the first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington, D.C.. The U.S. can begin shipping rice to China for the first time, after China completes an audit of

Two Companies from Jilin Province Sign MoU to Construct Rice Storage Facility in Cambodia

A proposal for a massive warehouse and silo that has attracted two Chinese investors aims to fill the Kingdom’s conspicuous gap in paddy rice storage capacity, which still falls 60 percent short of the level needed for the country to achieve its goal of 1 million tonnes of annual rice exports…Full Article: The Phnom Penh

Researcher Scientists from South China Agricultural University Create GM Purple Rice

Researchers in China have successfully created genetically modified purple rice that is rich in antioxidants and thus has the potential to reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, according to the study published this week in the journal Molecular Plant. The added health benefits of the new rice came from high levels of anthocyanins,