Sichuan’s Luzhou City Plans to Have Almost 81,000 ha of “Mountain Vegetables” Under Cultivation by 2016

In the southern part of Sichuan Province, Luzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture reports that in 2013 Luzhou City’s vegetable plantation will reach 930,000 acres [~376,358 hectares], with a total output of 2,030,000 tons. 50,000 acres [~20,234 ha] of that area is in the high mountains and produce an output of 250,000 tons. The Bureau goes

Urban Area in Hong Kong to Open Horticultural Farm

The community can expect to reap what they sow in a new, 750,000-square-foot urban farm starting from March [2014]. The “Urban Oasis” in Ngau Tau Kok aims to combine greenery and community participation through farming on accessible urban spaces, says Christian Family Service Centre, a social welfare group which runs the site…Full Article: South China

Chinese Ketchup Producer, COFCO Tunhe Co., Announces Losses of ~US$120 million in 2012

COFCO Tunhe Co Ltd, a major supplier of ketchup, estimated that its losses were between 700 million yuan ($112.54 million) and 770 million yuan [US$123.7 million] in 2012. According to an announcement from the company on Tuesday, a global oversupply of ketchup and the high sugar prices were the reasons behind the loss. Four of