China’s Summer Grain Production Volumes Declined by -2.2% in 2018

China’s summer grain output stood at 138.72 million tonnes this year, down 2.2 percent from last year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Wednesday [18 July 2018. “The country’s summer crops have yielded a relatively good harvest in 2018,” NBS statistician Huang Jiacai said…Full Article: Xinhua Finance July 2018 Key Point From 2017 to

LiNiu Technology Group and Shouguang Agricultural Product Logistic Park Sign Cooperation Agreement

Agricultural trading platform operator LiNiu Technology Group – formerly Iao Kun Group Holding Company – has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Shou Guang Agriculture Logistics Park, according to a company release. The agricultural company, a subsidiary of agricultural wholesale group Dili Group Holdings, is located in Shougang, China, and operates a market for vegetables

Chinese Agriculture Specialists Train Farmers in Benin

Chinese farming experts have started here a 10-day training program for Benin’s gardeners, farmers, poultry producers and technical supervision officials. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the pilot center for Chinese farming techniques in Benin and Benin’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery are joint organizers of the training program…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2017 Key Point

China Wants to Increase Usage of Organic Fertilizer on its Tea and Fresh Produce Crops

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Wednesday [14 June 2017] launched a program to replace chemical fertilizers with organic alternatives in 100 counties and districts. The central government will earmark a fund to support the fertilizer-replacement plan which targets tea, vegetables, and fruit, said Yu Xinrong, vice minister of agriculture…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017 Key Points China’s

Shaanxi-based Company Carries Out Crop Research Near Almaty, Kazakhstan

While energy remains the core of cooperation between China and Kazakhstan, the two nations have also cultivated agricultural links in recent years. In a field near the western foot of Tianshan Mountain, which forms a natural border between the countries, wheat is being grown from Chinese seeds on 200 hectares of land…Full Article: ECNS.cn May

Alibaba’s Tmall Fresh and Europe’s Global GAP Announces Partnership

Tmall Fresh and GLOBALG.A.P. jointly announce their recently founded partnership. From now on, Tmall Fresh, which is operated by Alibaba Group, will source fresh produce from GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers…Full Article: Global GAP Feb 2017 ChinaAg Comments In November 2016, Alibaba’s Tmall (November 15th to 21st) and Yiguo.com (November 17th to 30th) held online promotions for

Japan’s Asahi Group Sells Off its Shandong Farm and Dairy Business Due in Part to China’s Underdeveloped Cold Storage Logistics

After about a decade of expansion in China, Japan-based beverage maker Asahi Group Holdings has decided to sell off its farm and dairy business in the country. Asahi launched its farm business in 2006 in East China’s Shandong Province, using Japanese agricultural technology and experience in vegetable production, according to a report by ribenxinwen.com on