Agriculture

Corn exports to be cut due to drought

China's largest grain trader said grain exports may be cut by as much as 80% from 5 million metric ton

Where's the beef?

China doesn’t have enough cattle to meet beef demands. Foreign exporters smell an opportunity

Global warming could strain food supplies in 2030

According to an Aug 22 report by the State Meteorological Administration, global warming could cut Chi

Ministry: Blue-ear pig disease infections halved

The Ministry of Agriculture reported that the number of pigs infected with blue-ear disease dropped 51

That mysterious inflationary blue-ear pig disease

The central bank raised

That mysterious inflationary blue-ear pig disease

The central bank raised

Blue-ear pig disease under control: official

A disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of pigs in China is now under control, according to Ji

China advocates strong price controls for pork

China issued an urgent warning of stronger controls for unprincipled pork-selling practices amid soari

Mainland cattle imports suspended in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's cattle supplies have been suspended because of a disagreement between the region's meat de

US$925m in rural subsidies announced

The government will expand the size of its rural subsistence allowance program,

Agriculture ministry warns of grain supply disruption

The Ministry of Agriculture issued an emergency notice directing local governments to keep up grain pr

The little piggies strike back

Pork has been in the news this week, contributing as it has to rising headline inflation here.

The little piggies strike back

Pork has been in the news this week, contributing as it has to rising headline inflation here.

China dismisses rumor of SARS virus in Hainan bananas

The Ministry of Agriculture dismissed

Mystery Guangzhou pig virus identified

A virus that has killed hundreds of pigs in south China has been identified, China's agriculture minis

Organic process

Supply of organic produce is far ahead of demand

Farmers see higher incomes

Incomes for farmers grew 12.1% in the first quarter of the year but the good news was counterbalanced

No tears: Onion economics

India's version of the Big Mac index

Food fears: Asia's rice dilemma

A fall in rice yields has left China more reliant on imports

Strength in numbers: farmer associations

Cooperation between farmers is mutually beneficial

Big tech, small packages

Foreign agri-tech firms need to aim small and be patient if they are to win over China’s farmers

Seeds of hope

Improving the lives of China’s farmers is a government priority, but breathing life into a creaking agricultural sector is not easy

China to invest in agri-biotech

Beijing may quadruple spending in biotechnology by 2010 to improve food security, according to Jikun H

One million face water shortage

A drought in southwestern China is threatening the water supplies of one million people along the Yang

Sniff test

Cautious opportunity for foreign fertilizer

Pushing for change

Developing ambitious reform programs is easy. The challenge is paying for them

A drip for all seasons

It was the end of the harvest season in Hubei province, and not a very good harvest at that, due to the dry weather. There were tinges of brown visible in the fields already, the ponds and streams were low to disappearing to gone, although I wondered if it is overuse of water upstream that is also a part of the problem.

Foot-and-mouth outbreaks reported

China confirmed Monday the outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in northwest China's Ningxia region and

Cotton farmers under threat

Cheap US cotton, subsidized to the tune of US$3 billion a year, will cost China US$208 million in inco

GM rice illegally sold

The illegal sale of genetically modified rice seed has spread from Hubei Province to Guandong Province

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