The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is Home to China’s Record Breaking Barley Hybrid

Chinese agricultural scientists have developed a new highland breed of barley which yielded 5,265 kilograms a hectare, setting a new domestic output record. The hybrid breed, “Kunlun 14”, produced the record harvest during a trial planting in the Tibetan-inhabited Haiyan County of northwest China’s Qinghai Province, the provincial academy of agriculture and forestry told Xinhua

China to Promote Quinoa Production with the Aid of Bolivia

China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) has signed a preliminary framework agreement to extend agricultural cooperation with Bolivia by importing quinoa plants from the country, the MOA said Monday. “Importing quinoa would help increase the yield of cash crops. Our experts are conducting research into how to acclimatize quinoa in China,” Ma Zhigang, director of the

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Detected in Tibet

China’s Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) on Monday said that foot-and-mouth disease [FMD] infections have been confirmed in cattle in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. On April 12, a village in Xigaze in Xigaze Prefecture reported that 32 head of cattle showed suspected signs of the disease, according to the ministry…Full-text article: The Global Times Apr