Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety on Monday announced that it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect. The move was taken for the protection of Hong Kong’s public and animal health as the center received notification from the Japanese authorities about […]

Korean beer exports to China have shot up over the past year with analysts attributing the spike to the popularity of Korean drama series in Asia’s largest economy. Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs says beer exports in March rose by over two-hundred percent compared to the same period last year, to over […]

Maldives and China have signed an agreement on agricultural and research project cooperation that will provide grant to the farmers of the Indian Ocean group of islands, the Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement on Friday. The agreement was signed between the two governments on Thursday [10 April 2014]…Full Article: The Global Times Apr […]

Chinese agriculture’s dependence on foreign trade will keep declining, with total import and export growth for agricultural products predicted to be lower than 5 percent in 2014, a think tank report said Friday. Total imports and exports are predicted to hit around 200 billion US dollars this year, with a growth rate of less than […]

As the China Agribusiness Cooperation Conference wrapped up in Perth this week, Chinese delegates spent the next couple of days visiting producers and processors in Western Australia. A group of Chinese beef industry representatives and other interested parties, spent April 10 [2014] at Harvey Beef processing facility, where they learned what happens from the farm […]

After suspending by 21 days, the import of live poultry was resumed on Thursday [3 April 2014] and they will be back on sale in markets on Friday in Macao. The three-week ban on importing live poultry began on March 13 after the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced that the H7-type avian flu […]

A Tasmanian grower has become the first in Australia to export apples to China. Almost 4,000 kilograms of Royal Gala [red with some green-yellow coloration] apples have arrived by plane in Shanghai from Hansen orchards in the Huon Valley…Full Article: ABC Rural Apr 2014 Key point In 2010, Tasmanian apples were officially allowed (“pest free […]

Leading Chinese fresh fruit online seller Fruitday.com completed a new round of financing led by ClearVue Partners to expand its business, the private equity firm said on Wednesday [26 March 2014]. The total financing amount this round was tens of millions of dollars, according to the statement…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2014 Key point In […]

Taiwan will insist on barring imports of US pork containing the leanness-enhancing drug ractopamine, the Council of Agriculture said Tuesday. The council said that US pork currently accounts for between 18%-20% of the country’s exports, with the US Department of Agriculture issuing certificates that particular batches do not contain ractopamine residue. The official made the […]

Farmers abandoned an abundant amount of vegetables such as spinach and celery on the side of roads and in fields in a county in Zhengzhou, Henan province, because they were unable to sell their crops, Dahe Daily reported on Thursday [3 April 2014]. Wang Sumei, an official with the local rural affair committee, said a […]

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