China’s south-to-north water diversion project, expected to start operation in the coming days, will ease the drought that has been plaguing north China, greatly improving grain output, officials and experts have said. About 13 percent of water will be assigned for agriculture every year, which will add six billion cubic meters of water for ecological […]

Australia’s largest packer and exporter of citrus fruit will keep sending fruit to China, despite a difficult season for navel oranges. The Mildura Fruit Company has sent premium navel oranges to China for four years, but this year the market was flooded with volumes of cheaper fruit from South Africa…Full Article: ABC Rural: Oct 2014 […]

Evergrande Group, a Chinese private conglomerate involved in property development, agriculture and sports, launched an infant formula on Monday [27 October 2014] following its acquisition of New Zealand dairy producer Cowala Dairy Ltd. last month. The Guangzhou-based group also plans to build a dairy manufacturing base in China to tap the lucrative market. Chinese consumers […]

Investors from China intend to grow rice, vegetables and soft fruit in the Chechen Republic, as well as to develop tourism. By the end of the year it is planned to build an eco-village in the Shelkovskaya district, – has announced the Head of the region Abdulkakhir Izrayilov. The project is implemented by the head […]

The Chinese government is trying to convince Zhou Guangxiu that the corn in the congee she wants to feed her son is safe. That may not be easy. Zhou, the owner of a recycling business in the northeast coastal city of Weihai, said one source of her concern was an anonymous article shared online by […]

Costco Wholesale COST -0.61% Corp., the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain, is entering China for the very first time. The Issaquah, Washington-based company has opened a store on T-Mall, an online marketplace Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba operates alongside the Taobao bazaar. The store, where consumers can buy Costco baby care goods, beauty items, dietary supplement as […]

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday [15 October 2014] that his country will donate 50 million U.S. dollars in the next five years to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Li announced the decision in a speech at the FAO headquarters in Rome during a visit to the UN organ on the […]

The finishing touches are being put to a new Australian company which will run 50 dairy farms in Victoria. Tasmanian investor Troy Harper is setting up the new company which will have backing from international investors including China. Mr Harper from Linear Capital says the plan is to run the 50 dairy farms, increase production […]

Silk company Wensli Group marked a milestone of its internationalization on Friday [10 October 2014] in Hangzhou when it debuted its Marc Rozier brand. The group purchased Marc Rozier, a 120-year-old silk scarf factory in France, in 2013 as part of its plan to extend into the international market. Tu Hongyan, chairman of the group, […]

Agriculture minister Han Changfu said Friday [10 October 2014] that Chinese people should keep their “rice bowls” in their own hands to ensure food security, as massive grain imports will be unsustainable for the nation. In his article published by the Qiushi Journal, the flagship magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, Han […]

Located in Dongli district of Tianjin, the Binhai International Flower Science Park is the largest planting base of high-grade flowers in North China. With an area of 3,400 mu (227 square meters), the park boasts an annual output of 10 million flowers of more than 100 varieties, such as medinilla magnifica, anthuria and bromeliads, which […]

DARA Group has signed an agreement with a Chinese corporation to jointly invest in the Ukrainian agricultural sector, local media reported Tuesday [23 September 2014]. The memorandum of understanding was inked on Monday between the Ukrainian multi-sectorial group and China’s Huangfan District Agricultural Corporation based in the country’s central Henan Province. Sergey Yevtushenko, head of […]

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