The farm sector in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will export more agricultural technology to countries in Central Asia as the Belt and Road Initiative is further implemented, officials and experts said. “The geographical and the natural conditions in Xinjiang are very similar to Central Asia. The initiative has created an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to pitch our seeds, machinery and fertilizers to those countries,” said Bao Zhenxing, deputy director of the administrative committee of the Xinjiang Changji National Agricultural Sci-Tech Park…Full Article: July 2015

Key Points

  • Two Chinese seed experts from the Xinjiang Agricultural Vocational Technical College in Changji Hui autonomous prefecture (northeastern Xinjiang) were dispatched to Kyrgyzstan promote the college’s corn seeds.
  • Xinjiang’s Xinyu Group, part of the Xinjiang Changji National Agricultural Sci-Tech Park, has exported corn and melon seeds to Central Asia.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Changji, Xinjiang, Xinyu Group is a major producer and distributor of melon seeds. However, the company does distribute corn, cotton, sunflower, sugar beet, and other types of seeds. It supplies the Chinese market as well as the US, Australia, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Kyrgyzstan.

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