China, the largest cotton producing country in the world, is keen to expand relations with Azerbaijan in the cotton breeding field. Chinese Xinjiang Yinlong International Agricultural Cooperation reviews opportunities for construction of a joint plant in Azerbaijan for production of seedless raw cotton and cotton seed, based on new technologies, local media reported. Currently, negotiations are underway between Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry and the Xinjiang Yinlong, which is the third largest Chinese company, specialized in the field of cotton growing…Full Article: AzerNews Feb 2016

Key Point

  • Azerbaijan hopes to improve its cotton seed farming practices, processing, and seed cleaning by working with Chinese industry experts.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In 2014, Xinjiang Region accounted for 60% or 3.6 million MTs of China’s total cotton output.
  • In September 2014, the Chinese government stated it plans to raise the number of those employed in Xinjiang’s cotton industry from 200,000 to 1 million by 2020.
  • Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Ürümqi, Xinjiang Region,  Xinjiang Yinlong International Agricultural Cooperation is a major Chinese cotton producer and is affiliated with Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC)

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