Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety. Since the rainy season began in early June, millions of domestic animals have been washed away in flooding, authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016

Key Point

  • As a result of flooding from mid-June to early July 2016, Anhui Province lost ~80,000 hogs and more than 12 million heads of poultry (e.g. chickens and ducks), while Hubei Province lost ~80,000 hogs and ~3.6 million heads of poultry. In addition, Jiangxi Province lost ~5.2 million head of poultry.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In July 2016, an estimated 1.5 million hectares of crops were damaged in China by flooding.

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