The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, China’s prime cotton-growing area, plans to pump some 20 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) into its textile industry to create jobs and maintain social stability, local officials in its Beijing representative office said on Friday [18 July 2014]. “The push for textile development will create more jobs in the sector,” said […]

The Chinese company developing the second stage of the Ord irrigation scheme in Western Australia, has bought the old Kununurra sugar mill. Kimberley Agricultural Investments (KAI) is currently developing 13,400 hectares of irrigated land and has purchased the sugar mill which sits on a 19 hectare block. The property is currently being used as offices […]

On July 7, the Agricultural Attache of the Embassy of Chile in China, Alvaro Aspee, and the deputy director of the Chinese Animal and Plant Quarantine Supervision, Chen Hongjun, signed in Beijing the Initial Protocol for Chilean avocado exports to China. Ronald Bown, president of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG (ASOEX), explained that […]

Around 30 agro-technicians and management professionals from more than 10 provinces and autonomous regions, including Shandong, Anhui and Gansu, completed a three-day training course co-organized by PepsiCo and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Thursday [26 June 2014]. During the course, which focuses on sustainable potato farming and farm management, […]

China has suspended its embargo on beef from Brazil, a measure put in place in 2012 following an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Brazil’s Paraná state, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Thursday after a meeting of the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and China, Xi Jinping. “The embargo is suspended and Brazil can […]

During her visit to China, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade, Magali Silva, said that the entry of Hass avocados to the Chinese market could take place within one or two months. The only transaction left is a health authorization from the Chinese authorities. At this time, a team from the General Administration of Quality […]

China will soon become the world’s largest blueberry consumer and producer, said industry leaders. Andres Armstrong, chairman of the International Blueberry Organization, told the 2014 International Blueberry Congress on Friday, in Qingdao, Shandong province, that China will overtake the United States in the near future. Armstrong, who is also executive director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee, […]

Coca-Cola officially kicked off its new green plant construction in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province on June 26. Located in the South Harbin Industrial City, the new plant represents a $100 million investment and is part of the three-year, $4 billion investment plan that underscores Coca-Cola’s confidence in and commitment to China. Qu Lei,  deputy mayor of […]

China will increase the size of its granaries as its grain output rises and also take steps to reduce losses from substandard grain storage facilities, as part of the ongoing efforts to bolster food security. Granaries to get a facelift as grain output rises. During a trip to Zhuzhou, Hunan province, on Friday, Premier Li Keqiang […]

The State Council announced Friday [13 June 2014] the working plan for merger and reorganization of formal milk powder enterprises in China. It aimed at a formation of 10 enterprise groups with annual sales revenue totaling 2 billion yuan ($320 million) by the end of 2015, with concentration ratio of top 10 domestic brands reaching […]

Wensli Group announced Wednesday it had named a former Hermes executive as CEO of one of its companies in a move designed to make it one of the world’s dominant high-end silk producers. Patrick Bonnefond, former head of Hermes Textile Holdings, is now chief exectutive officer of Wensli Silk Culture Co. Still based in France, he […]

Turkish cherry producers are currently aiming to export to China, where according to the president of Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (UYMSİB), Dr Saleh Bush, the fruit is truly appreciated. He also said that Turkey is looking forward to exporting to the world’s most populous country…Full Article: Fresh Plaza July 2014 Key Point […]

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