China and Serbia Sign an Agricultural Cooperation Agreement

China and Serbia on Tuesday [17 January 2017] signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture. The MoU was signed in the Serbian capital Belgrade by visiting Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu and his Serbian counterpart Branislav Nedimovic…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2017 Key Point The MoU will reportedly focus on developing

Shanghai Food and Drug Administration Detects High Chemical Residues in Samples of Vegetables, Fresh Fish, Flour, and Tofu

Two batches of vegetables sold at Lotus and Tesco outlets in Shanghai were found to contain excessive pesticide residue, the city’s food watchdog said. A batch of celery sold at the Chuanchang outlet of Lotus and supplied by Shanghai Jiangqiao Wholesale Market was found to contain 3.6 milligrams of chlorpyrifos residue per kilogram — 71

Philippine-listed AgriNurture Snaps Up Guangdong-based Fresh Produce Trading Company

AgriNurture Inc, a Philippine-listed fruits and vegetables firm, has acquired controlling stake in Hong Kong-based trading firm Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits Ltd…Full Article: DealStreetAsia Dec 2016 Key Point Zongshan Fucang Trade, a subsidiary of AgriNurture based in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, acquired a 70% stake in Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits for just over US$100,000. ChinaAg Comments

China to Launch Agricultural E-Commerce Satellite in 2017

China plans to launch its first e-commerce satellite in 2017, with the primary purpose of using satellite data in agriculture. The plan was announced on Monday [31 October 2016] during an international aviation and aerospace forum in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, China Aerospace Museum and Juhuasuan, an arm

Chinese Scientists Complete the Genome Sequencing of Mustard

Chinese scientists have mapped the genome sequence of allopolyploid Brassica juncea, or mustard, a vegetable commonly used in Chinese cooking. Zhejiang University’s Zhang Mingfang, who is a member of the research program, said Tuesday [13 September 2016] that the sequencing would help scientists understand and improve the agriculturally important vegetable…Full Article: The Global Times Sept

Chinese Fresh Produce Exports to Russia on the Rise

Thanks to China’s expanding freight service network, exports of fresh fruit and vegetables to Russia soared in the first five months, according to figures released by the customs in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Among the region’s two major land checkpoints that process exports bound for Russia, Manzhouli Customs recorded cargo worth 101 million

China Geo-Engineering Corporation Carries Out Agriculture Training In Nigeria

A Chinese multinational group of companies CGC on Monday [13 June 2016] kicked off capacity building organized for Nigerian agricultural technicians, an effort aimed at promoting integrated agricultural technology in the West African country….Full Article: AllAfrica June 2016 Key Point A five-day training program was carried out by the China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) which trained

Turkish Fruit and Vegetables Exporters Eye China After Russia Imposes Sanctions

According to Mustafa Satici, the chairman of the Western Mediterranean Exporters Union (BAIB) if the outcome of talks with Chinese companies are positive, Turkey could become the world’s number one fruit and vegetable exporter. As a result of the breakdown in relations with Russia, Turkey has been looking at alternative markets, and has hence held

Kyrgyz Businessmen Lament the Influx of Smuggled Vegetables from Uzbekistan and China

Businessmen say that smuggled vegetables come to Kyrgyzstan from Uzbekistan and China, a member of the Bishkek Business Club Tilek Toktogaziev said today at a press conference. According to him, the government constantly declares that it is necessary to support greenhouses. This industry is called a priority in agriculture. And preferential loans are issued for

Shanghai and Punjab State, India, to Work Together on Agri-Food Projects

The Shanghai municipal agriculture commission will partner with the Punjab government and transfer technology to help farmers grow Chinese vegetables for boosting state’s diversification drive. The assurance was given by Shanghai agriculture commission vice chairman Feng Zhioyong during an interaction with Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who is touring the country…Full Article: Hindustan