China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has signed a preliminary framework agreement to extend agricultural cooperation with Bolivia by importing quinoa plants from the country, the MOA said Monday. “Importing quinoa would help increase the yield of cash crops. Our experts are conducting research into how to acclimatize quinoa in China,” Ma Zhigang, director of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center at the MOA, told the Global Times Monday [9 September 2013]…Full-text article: The Global Times Sep 2013

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  • China is considering shifting production from Shanxi Province (cultivation began in 2008) to Gansu Province and Tibet Autonomous Region owing to the low yields produced in the former

 

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