Category Archives: Ministry of Agriculture

China to advance strategic partnership with Australia: President Xi

AGRI. HANGZHOU – China hopes to steadily advance comprehensive strategic partnership with Australia through more pragmatic cooperation and people-to-people exchanges, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday. Xi made the remarks when meeting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Hangzhou. Calling mutual trust “a precondition for the smooth development of bilateral ties,”

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Xi flags stronger Egypt ties

AGRI. China would like to enhance its cooperation with Egypt in areas such as production capacity, finance, environmental protection and infrastructure, President Xi Jinping said on Sunday. Xi made the remarks while meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi during the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou. The two countries should strengthen communication and cooperation in international and regional affairs, Xi

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China hosts international meeting to promote sustainable agriculture

AGRI.-To promote dialogue and share experiences on implementing Agroecology approaches in Asia and China, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and partners met on 29 to 31 August 2016, in Kunming, China. The International Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems has been co-organized by FAO and CAAS, and

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China to invigorate agriculture with information technology

AGRI.BEIJING: Sept.1 (Xinhua)– China will further integrate information technology into agriculture in the next five years to increase productivity and efficiency, according to the country’s agriculture watchdog. The government aims to further improve intelligent management in planting, cultivation and machinery and the use of Internet of Things (IOT) will cover 17 percent of the agriculture sector, according to a five-year

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China has 91 major water projects under construction

AGRI.BEIJING – China has 91 major water projects under construction, at a cost over 800 billion yuan (120 billion U.S. dollars), according to a report submitted to the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. The projects are among 172 water conservation projects planned for the coming five years. In the 2011-2015 period, China spent 2.43 trillion yuan

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Pollution fees could become law of the land

AGRI. A draft of China’s first environmental protection tax law, submitted to the top legislative body for initial discussion on Aug 29, may impose heavier penalties on polluters than ever before. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress read the draft during its bimonthly meeting, from Aug 20 to Sept 3. The draft designates four taxable types of pollution-airborne

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China, Kazakhstan to jointly build fertilizer production hub

AGRI.CHONGQING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — A Chinese firm and a Kazakhstan firm have agreed to form a joint venture to develop a major fertilizer production and distribution hub in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality. Under the deal between Kazakhstan Potash Corporation (KPC) and Chongqing Agricultural Production Material Group, the two sides will jointly build a major potash fertilizer distribution center and

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China introduces humane livestock slaughter rules

AGRI.JINAN, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Local rule on the humane slaughter of chicken took effect in east China’s Shandong Province on Monday, the first for poultry in China.  Under Shandong’s standard for slaughter of chicken, stress relief measures should be taken in the processes of seizing, transporting, loading and unloading.   Workers need to use special tools to seize chicken

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China’s Dairy Industry D20 Summit held in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei

AGRI. China‘s Dairy Industry D20 Summit was held in Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei Province, on Aug. 26, 2016. The Summit called for improving the quality and efficiency, expanding the scale and increasing product standardization and brand-building in the dairy sector. Vice Premier Wang Yang made important instructions, stressing that the invigoration of dairy sector is of great significance for ensuring supply

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China announced a State-level plan to curb antimicrobial resistance,

AGRI. China announced a State-level plan on Thursday to curb antimicrobial resistance, high-lighting the first multisector effort involving 14 ministries and agencies, including health, agriculture, food and drug, and environmental protection. Previously, major measures fighting antimicrobial resistance, such as stricter control of antibiotic use at medical facilities, were initiated by the health authority. However, that’s far from enough, said Xiao

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