In Today’s Talking Points: China expanding agricultural cooperation with Belt and Road countries, Chinese food importers hold trade talks with Aegean fruit, vegetable exporters, Microbial protein might one day be feeding livestock
China expanding agricultural cooperation with Belt and Road countries
China is enhancing agricultural cooperation with countries along the Belt and Road, expecting to make a greater contribution to global agricultural development and economic growth. At an international food cooperation forum earlier this month, China’s Gansu Province reached agreements with Azerbaijan and Belarus to import quality wheat from Belarus and export its potatoes and olive oil to Azerbaijan. “There are still 37 countries in the world which still need food aid. Belt and Road countries have complementary advantages and can promote food trade and cooperation,” Says the head of the State Grain and Reserves Administration (SGRA), Zhang Wufeng.
Read more: Xinhua
Chinese food importers hold trade talks with Aegean fruit, vegetable exporters
A delegation consisting of procurement authorities in the Guangdong Imported Food Association established in the People’s Republic of China and five importing companies, members in this association, held bilateral business talks with 30 companies from the Aegean Exporters’ Association. The Chinese companies said that the negotiations were very productive and that they want to buy food products from Turkey that they are currently importing from countries such as Italy, Spain, Thailand and the U.S. They indicated they hope the visit significantly contributes to boosting trade between the two countries.
Read more: Daily Sabah
Microbial protein might one day be feeding livestock
According to University of Queensland researcher Dr Pikaar, Australian farmers may soon be using microbial protein to feed livestock. This may reduce land use, greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen pollution.
The proteins are produced in large fermentation reactors and could replace grown crops to feed animals.
Read more: Farm Online