Villagers perform a lantern dance to celebrate Chinas first Farmers Harvest Festival in Majiazhai Village of Shuiwei Township in Cengong County, southwest Chinas Guizhou Province, Sept. 23, 2018. People across China hold various activities to celebrate the countrys first Farmers Harvest Festival, which falls on Sept. 23 this year. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- China celebrated its first ever national harvest festival across the country on Sunday, also the day of the Autumnal
2018-09-25

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A business forum between Cambodia and Panzhou city, Chinas Guizhou Province was held here Friday, aiming at promoting ties in economy, trade, investment and tourism, officials said.The half-day event was attended by approximately 100 Cambodian and Chinese officials and business people.At the forum, a short promotional film featuring Panzhou citys basic conditions, tourist attractions, and business potential, was screened.Economic and Commercial Counsellor of the
2018-09-25

HEFEI, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have developed a new kind of nanocomposite that can replace more costly and polluting conventional chemical methods for inhibiting preharvest sprouting of wheat.Under humid conditions, wheat planting is at constant risk of pre-harvest sprouting (PHS). PHS is considered one of the major food security threats around the world as it affects the yield and seeding.Normally, scientists address the problem by developing anti-sprouting wheat varieties or app
2018-09-20

Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, meets with a delegation of Myanmars ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by vice chairman of the NLD U Zaw Myint Maung, who is also chief minister of Myanmars Mandalay region, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Gao Jie)BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A senior Communist Party of China (CPC)
2018-09-20

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L center) and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R center) attend the 11th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sept. 16, 2018. The 11th meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation was held here on Sunday, with both sides pledging to promote bilateral practical cooperation in various fields for more fruitful outc
2018-09-17

Villager Qiao Yingbo collects wine sample at a chateau in Hongsibu District of Wuzhong City, northwest Chinas Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Sept. 8, 2018. Hongsibu District is one of Chinas largest concentration areas for ecological immigrants. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)Combined photo taken on Sept. 8, 2018 shows Feng Zilu (1st R), his mother Cai Runying (2nd L), his wife Zhou Yuying (1st L) and his son Feng Sikai posing for a family photo in front of their old house in Xinzhuangji Township of Hongsibu
2018-09-17

HANOI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Over 170 senior leaders and decision-makers in the agriculture sector from dozens of countries on Tuesday called for ASEAN food systems to embrace the fourth industrial revolution to benefit smallholder farmers.On Tuesday in Vietnams Hanoi capital, the leaders and decision-makers partook in the 2018 Grow Asia Forum, which took place alongside the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN, to intensify investment, partnerships and innovation in ASEANs agriculture sector.They
2018-09-12

HANOI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Some of the most innovative start-up companies from the ASEAN region will be featured for the first time at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN here on Sept. 11-13, its organizers said here on Saturday.Among nearly 300 start-ups from across Southeast Asia applied to join the forum, 80 were selected by a panel of judges from start-up accelerators, venture capital funds, technology experts and media leaders.The selected start-ups represent a wide variety of sectors, from f
2018-09-12

CHANGSHA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Yuan Longping, Chinas father of hybrid rice, celebrated his 88th birthday on Friday by participating in the first International Development Forum of Rice Production.At 8 a.m. Friday, without the assistance of others, Yuan walked on stage by himself and addressed the forum, which was held in central Chinas Hunan Province, in front of rice experts from all over the world.After a 10-minute break, he attended a discussion on development trends of rice in the world, with
2018-09-10

A woman picks tea leaves at the Nanshan tea garden in Zhaoping County, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sept. 3, 2018.Aerial photo taken on Sept. 3, 2018 shows a farmer picking tea leaves at the Nanshan tea garden in Zhaoping County, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.Aerial photo taken on Sept. 3, 2018 shows a farmer picking tea leaves at the Nanshan tea garden in Zhaoping County, south Chinas Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
2018-09-10

YANGON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmars biggest business organization will cooperate with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in food safety practices, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.Under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the IFC in Yangon on Tuesday, the two sides will jointly conduct courses, workshops and educative talks with a view to improving food safety practices
2018-09-06

HANOI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam spent over 1.1 billion U.S. dollars importing fruits and vegetables in the first eight months of this year, up 12 percent on-year, its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.Specifically, fruit imports stood at 812 million U.S. dollars, up 0.2 percent, mainly from Thailand and China.In 2017, Vietnam spent nearly 1.6 billion U.S. dollars importing fruits and vegetables, up 68 percent against 2016.In the first eight months of this year, the
2018-09-06

Farmers harvest rice at a super hybrid rice demonstration base in Datun Township in the Gejiu City, southwest Chinas Yunnan Province, Sept. 2, 2018. The latest output of three plots at a super hybrid rice demonstration base located in Datun Township has set a new world record by reaching an average of 1,152.3 kg per mu (about 0.07 hectares), local authorities said Monday. (Xinhua/Wang Haixia)KUNMING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Super hybrid rice output in test fields in southwestern Yunnan Province has
2018-09-04

BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- It has been only 20 months since China and Sao Tome and Principe resumed diplomatic relations, but the agrarian country in the Gulf of Guinea has already seen significant changes.Thanks to the newly introduced cultivation technology from China, the output of maize there went up nearly 70 percent per hectare. New strains of Chinese cabbage, cucumber and tomato are growing larger than previous strains, and there are fewer parasites on goats that underwent the Chinese s
2018-09-04

CHANGSHA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- While her colorfully clad students sing folk songs and offer tourists homemade rice wine, 83-year-old Gong Guimei enjoys watching and humming along.Gong lives in Matouxi Village, a mountainous Tujia ethnic enclave in central Hunan Province. As one of the villages few elders who can perform the traditional Tujia dances and songs, she established a village art troupe seven years ago.While Gongs homeland is rich in natural beauty and scenic landscapes, the rugged terra
2018-08-29

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Tuesday encouraged Chinese entrepreneurs to invest more in Cambodia, saying that their investments were vital for the socio-economic development and poverty reduction of the country.Hun Sen made the remarks during a meeting with a 42-member business delegation of the Tianxia Chaoshang Economic Conference led by Li Songjian, chairman of Mingyuan Group Limited, according to Sry Thamarong, a minister attached to the C
2018-08-29

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- China produced less rice in the first harvest period of the year compared to 2017 amid agricultural supply-side structural reform, official data showed Friday.The country produced 28.59 million tonnes of early rice, planted in spring and harvested in early summer. This was a decrease of more than 1 million tonnes, or 4.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).Chinas early rice planting area for the year stood at 4.79 million
2018-08-27

A farmer harvests rice in Shixia Village of Jingan County, east Chinas Jiangxi Province, Aug. 22, 2018. Farmers here are busy in harvesting rice. (Xinhua/Xu Zhongting)A farmer operates a reaper to harvest rice in Shixia Village of Jingan County, east Chinas Jiangxi Province, Aug. 22, 2018. Farmers here are busy in harvesting rice. (Xinhua/Xu Zhongting)Farmers harvest rice in Shixia Village of Jingan County, east Chinas Jiangxi Province, Aug. 22, 2018. Farmers here are busy in harvesting rice. (X
2018-08-27

Hà Nội has been developing specialised cultivation areas to promote its farm products.Since 2013, the total area for high quality rice in the city expanded from 52,000ha to 81,000ha, while total rice-growing area in general reduced from more than 204,350ha in 2013 to nearly 190,000ha now.High quality rice was grown in the suburban districts of Mỹ Đức, Ứng Hòa, Phú Xuyên, Mê Linh, Thanh Oai, Chương Mỹ and Sóc Sơn. With high quality rice, farmers reportedly earn income 25-30 per cent higher than f
2018-08-23

The HCM City Farmers Association targets increasing farmers’ average income to VNĐ65 million (US$2,900) by 2023, up from VNĐ49 million last year.It has hopes to have 70 per cent of farmers as members of co-operatives by then.It expects all its members to be able to borrow from the Farmers Supporting Fund.To meet these targets, it will improve the operation of the fund, organise more field trips for farmers to visit model farms and teach farming skills to 1,200 farmers a year.The city’s farmers a
2018-08-23

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