Drought Raising Concerns over Irrigation Systems in Guangxi Region, Southern China

The heat wave hitting southern China has raised concerns over irrigation systems in the country’s poorer regions, with crops failing due to poorly maintained irrigation facilities. The drought in Guilin city in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has affected six counties since July, with 47,000 local residents facing drinking water shortage…Full-text article: China Daily

China’s Largest Orange Producer Announces Decreased Production in Guangxi Orchard

Asian Citrus, the largest orange producer, plantation owner and tropical fruit juice producer in China, has announced a decrease in production volumes at the Hepu Plantation. The decrease in production volume is due largely to the effect on the Hepu plantation of the unstable weather conditions experienced during 2012 which led to an extensive infection