Dalian is improving the lives of farmers by supporting the introduction of modern agricultural methods and the traditional cultivation of trepang, a type of sea cucumber. Xianrendong, the major source of the city’s water, used to be a low-income area because no industry was allowed in order to protect the environment. Blueberries are now being grown in the village following the launch in 2013 of a project by Joyvio, the food industry subsidiary of international computer manufacturer Legend Holdings, the parent company of Lenovo…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2015

Key Point

  • As of January 2015, a total of CNY 50 million (US$8.2 million) has been spent on the agricultural initiative.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In July 2014, the Senior Vice-President of Legend Holdings Ltd and Chairman of Joyvio Group stated that China produced approximately 12,000 MTs of blueberries on 20,366 ha of land in 2013. An increase from 2011 when China produced 4,100 metric tons of blueberries on 11,281 ha of land.

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