By the end of 2014, China had established 4,272 national level demonstration zones over eight stages, edging it closer to its goal of agricultural standardization, said Tian Shihong, head of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), on Tuesday [4 March 2015]. Demonstration zones are large-scale farming areas set up by the SAC as model estates to test agriculture, forestry, husbandry and fishery systems to improve production capacity, according to a document published by the SAC in 2007…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2015

Key Point

  • According to the head of China’s SAC, the 7th stage accounted for the production of 478 “household agricultural brands”.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Tian Shihong has led the SAC since 2013. Prior to 2013, he was the Director of China’s Quality Management Department, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)

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