“Gift Goat” Program in Kashgar, Xinjiang Region, Promoted by Southern Chinese Institutions

Ablimit Tudi, a 67-year-old farmer in Kashgar, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, enthusiastically supports a “gift goat” program that began in the district in December 2011. He and his wife received a 5,400 yuan ($872) startup loan that year, which they used to buy five pregnant goats. Their livestock doubled at the beginning of 2012

Ukrainian and Chinese Investors to Develop the Agricultural Sector of Chernigov Oblast

DARA Group has signed an agreement with a Chinese corporation to jointly invest in the Ukrainian agricultural sector, local media reported Tuesday [23 September 2014]. The memorandum of understanding was inked on Monday between the Ukrainian multi-sectorial group and China’s Huangfan District Agricultural Corporation based in the country’s central Henan Province. Sergey Yevtushenko, head of

Northern Xinjaing’s Ili Valley Has Suffered from Poor Rainfall Since May

A prolonged drought in northwest China’s Xinjiang has left about 200,000 people in need of emergency aid, including drinking water, said the region’s civil affairs department Saturday [23 August 2014]. In seven counties of the Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Ili in northern Xinjiang, more than half a million people and 3.46 million head of livestock

Frosty Weather Damages Flowers and other cash crops in Yunnan Province

Freezing weather, snow and frost have damaged 670,000 hectares of crops in Southwest China’s Yunnan province. Unseasonal cold damages flower harvest, causing prices to spike. The southwestern plateau region grows at least 70 percent of the flowers sold at Chinese marketplaces…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 & China Daily Dec 2013 Key point The cold