The wolfberry [goji] industry, with a total annual output value of 13 billion yuan, has become a major industry in northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, according to the latest data from the Ningxia Forestry Bureau…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2017

Key Points

  • As of 2016, Ningxia Region produced 93,000 MTs of dried wolfberry (goji) on 60,000 hectares of land. Approximately 5,000 MTs of dried wolfberry was exported by Ningxia, accounting for 60% of the country’s total exports.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Goji berry, aka wolfberry (Lycium barbarum, L. chinense) is a small red fruit that is often dried and consumed as a form of traditional Chinese medicine (reportedly benefits one’s eyesight, kidneys, and liver). The Chinese regions of Ningxi and Xinjiang are the largest commercial growers of goji, with their harvest season typically running from August to October.

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