Protein Feed Samples from a Tianjin-based Company Test Positive for ASFV; Guangdong Reports its Third Case

China on Tuesday [25 December 2018] confirmed a new case of African swine fever in Huizhou city, Guangdong Province, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. On a farm of 90 pigs in Huizhou’s Boluo county, 11 were confirmed infected with the viral disease and 11 were dead, the ministry said, citing a

Chinese Pig Companies Constructing Multi-Storey Farms in Order to Modernize the Industry

Up a narrow road on Yaji Mountain in southern China, away from any villages, sows are being checked into high-rise “hog hotels” 1,000 head per floor. Reuters reports that privately owned agricultural company Guangxi Yangxiang has got two seven-story sow-breeding operations underway and is putting up four more, including one with as many as 13

Blood Orange Growers in Lianjiang, Guangdong Province, Battle Citrus Greening Disease

Blood orange growers in the southern Chinese city of Lianjiang have long ditched chemical fertilizers. Though ditching chemicals caters to the growing appetite for organic foods, it was not the farmers’ original intention. They did so to help their groves survive “the yellow dragon,” a deadly disease threatening citrus groves in Asia, Africa and America.

Shenzhen is Largest Fresh Fruit Importer in Mainland China

Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018 Key

Chinese Agricultural Scientists Attempt to Introduce Palm Oil Trees in the Mainland

Chinese agricultural scientists have created a trial plantation of oil-producing palm trees in the country’s southernmost island province of Hainan. The Hainan-based Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences said on Friday [17 November 2017] it has taken two years to grow the exotic tropical plant. So far, it is thriving on a 5-hectare trial plantation

Zhanjiang’s Prawn Industry Under Pressure from Environmental Issues and High Labor Costs

Known as the “city of prawns”, Zhanjiang is determined to live up to its name. Major aquaculture companies are developing new seafood farms to cater for rising demand in China and across the Belt and Road economies…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2017 Key Points China produces approximately 1.4 million of prawns per year and annually