Chinese Agricultural Specialists to Be Stationed in the DRC for Two Years

The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed a two-year agreement worth almost $1.5 million aimed at increasing food and nutrition security in the conflict-ravaged African nation. The deal establishes a new South-South Cooperation (SSC) partnership which will make Chinese technical advice and expertise available

Chinese-Georgian Project Begins Construction of Vegetable Greenhouses in Southern Georgia

A joint project between Georgia and China is being executed in Georgia’s farming Marneuli district to build greenhouses to stimulate vegetable production. Several greenhouses are being built over five hectares in Marneuli within the Georgia-China Technical Cooperation Project, worth 20 million Chinese Yuan (7.5 million GEL) and financed by the Chinese government…Full Article: Nov

Beijing’s Largest Wholesaler of Agricultural Goods Opens its First Branch in Hebei

Beijing’s largest wholesaler Xinfadi opened its first branch in neighboring Hebei Province on Thursday [29 October 2015]. With an annual trade volume of 14 million tonnes of meat, fruit and vegetables, Xinfadi currently has 5,000 wholesalers in a vast swathe of land outside the fourth ring road in southern Beijing. The new branch is located

Chinese Consumption of Fresh Produce, Meat, and Dairy to Increase by 17% by 2025

Urbanization and a wealthier population will lift Chinese per capita consumption of fresh food by 17 percent in the next 10 years and consumers may benefit from lower food prices under China’s Belt and Road initiative, a report said on Wednesday [28 October 2015]. Chinese per capita consumption of vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy products

Shandong, China’s Fresh Produce Basket, Saw Exports of Agricultural Products Decline from January to September 2015

East China’s Shandong province, the country’s main agricultural region, saw an unusual decline in exports of farm produce in the first three quarters of 2015. Exports were 4.3 percent lower than in the same period of 2014, falling to $11 billion, revealed customs authorities in the Shandong port city of Qingdao on Tuesday [20 October

Chinese Scientists Complete the Genome Sequence of the Azudki Bean, the Primary Ingredient of Red Bean Paste

Chinese researchers on Monday [12 October 2015] announced that they have completed sequencing the genome of adzuki bean, an important source of starch, digestible protein, mineral elements and vitamins for at least a billion people worldwide. “Adzuki bean is a legume crop known for its high starch (57.06 percent) and low fat (0.59 percent) content

Hainan Island to Transition Away From Rice and Sugar Cane Production

A Chinese provincial government is to ‘restructure’ the island’s agricultural sector in order to foster opportunities for substantial future growth. The Hainan Government held a symposium on June 22-25 where it announced various plans focused on developing 12 new industries, including tropical produce and e-commerce…Full Article: Fresh Fruit Portal July 2015 Key Point According to

Beijing to Build 80 Eco-Friendly Vegetable Plots That Limit the Use of Harmful Pesticides

Beijing will build 80 demonstration vegetable bases in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to ensure the supplies of safe and eco-friendly vegetables to Beijing residents. Beijing’s vegetables supplies mostly come from Hebei and Tianjin that have inferior technologies and facilities to Beijing. There will be technology promotion in these three places and plans to build 80

Zhejiang-based Sewing Machine Company to Develop 115,000 Ha of Agricultural Land in Russia’s Transbaikal Region

A company from Zhejiang province has obtained a 49-year land lease from Russia to develop modern agriculture and livestock industries on 115,000 hectares of uncultivated land. The deal was sealed between a newly founded subsidiary of Zoje Resources Investment and Russia’s Transbaikal regional government on Tuesday. The total contract value is 176 million yuan ($28.4