Research Scientists in Qingdao Register Four Successful Sea Rice Varieties

A rice crop experiment on saline soil has beaten expectations, laying the foundation for commercialization, according to Chinese scientists Thursday [28 September 2017]. Four types of rice registered an estimated output of between 6.5 to 9.3 tonnes per hectare, at Qingdao saline-alkali tolerant rice research and development center…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point In

Chinese Hybrid Rice Experts Train Pakistani Agriculture Scientists

A group of Chinese agriculture experts, comprising 12 hybrid rice scientists, arrived here Tuesday [12 September 2017] to train local scientist and farmers on hybrid rice cultivation technologies to improve per acre crop productivity. The Chinese scientists are scheduled to train 30 Pakistani agriculture scientists, selected from all the four provinces…Full Article: The News International

World Bank to Lend USD 100 Million for Heavy Metal Pollution Reduction Program in Hunan Province

The World Bank is to lend 100 million U.S. dollars to a program to reduce heavy metal pollution in China’s largest rice-producing province. “This project is the first of its kind supported by the World Bank in China, and will be innovative in addressing heavy metal pollution in agricultural lands,” said Cao Wendao, the bank’s

China’s CITIC Construction Signs Agricultural MoU With Two Burmese Organizations

Two Myanmar private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s CITIC Construction to implement an agronomics service center project, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday [24 July 2017]. The MoU, which involves Myanmar Rice Association and Myanmar Agronomics Public Corporation, was signed in Nay Pyi Yaw in the weekend…Full Article: Xinhua July 2017

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Reports Rising Grain Production Costs

High costs in grain production are posing challenges to China’s agricultural competitiveness, a report said. Rapidly-growing labor and land costs have boosted prices of homegrown farm produce to levels near or even higher than imported grain, according to a report by the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences…Full Article: ECNS.cn July