Beijing will build 80 demonstration vegetable bases in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to ensure the supplies of safe and eco-friendly vegetables to Beijing residents. Beijing’s vegetables supplies mostly come from Hebei and Tianjin that have inferior technologies and facilities to Beijing. There will be technology promotion in these three places and plans to build 80 vegetable bases: 40 in Beijing and 40 in Tianjin and Hebei…Full Article: China.org.cn June 2015

Key Point

  • The 80 vegetable growing areas will be built in accordance with the quality control standards of Beijing. These standards primarily focus on limiting the use of pesticides.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In April 2015, Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei signed the “Agricultural Cooperative Development Framework Agreement”. The agreement to improve and develop the agricultural sector within the three regions. In addition, they agree to work together on formulating an international export and marketing strategy.
  • Hebei province envelopes both the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin. Beijing and Tianjin are “Tier 1” markets within China, with Tianjin operating a major trading port in Bohai Bay. In 2013, Hebei was China’s largest pear producer and second largest grape producer.

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