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Kenya thankful for China’s food donation

Posted by | April 7, 2017 |

June 24, 2017

Kenya is the latest beneficiary of a series of food donations from China that have been provided to African countries to help the continent mitigate food insecurity resulting from changes in weather patterns.

Beijing has announced a donation of 21,000 metric tons of rice worth Ksh2.25 billion ($21.9 million; 20.5 million euros; 17.5 million) to be distributed to hunger-ravaged Kenyans in 23 counties. The first shipment of food is expected to arrive in Kenya in about a month.

According to Henry Rotich, Kenya’s treasury secretary, approximately 3 million Kenyans in both rural and urban areas are at risk of starvation.

The Chinese government responded to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appeal in February for food aid from the international community, after declaring drought in the country a national disaster.

According to the national treasury, approximately 3 million Kenyans in both urban and rural areas are affected. Children under 5 years and expectant and lactating mothers are highly vulnerable to malnutrition.

“I wish to thank the government of China for the quick response to the president’s appeal,” Rotich said. The grant will go a long way toward supplementing the ongoing government efforts addressing the food crisis.”

Rotich says the Kenyan government is working with the Chinese government on long-term mitigation measures like irrigation programs in drought-prone areas.

Liu Xianfa, the Chinese ambassador to Kenya, says the donated rice will be able to support 1.4 million people for a month on average.

“China has always paid attention to the drought situation in Kenya. For the past three years, we have been mobilizing the Chinese community in the country to support drought victims through food and water donations.

Since late last year, the Chinese government has donated rice to several African countries to help them mitigate the food crisis. Beneficiaries include Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Sierra Leone.

Toward the end of February, Beijing donated 5,983 tons of rice worth Ksh22 billion ($6.1 million; 5.7 million euros; 4.9 million) to Uganda to support drought-stricken people in the country.

About 10.9 million Ugandans are experiencing acute food shortages, while 1.6 million have no food at all, according to Uganda Food Security Outlook for June through January.

Food security is attributed to prolonged severe drought, which has affected crop production, leading to increased food prices.

In September, the Chinese government donated 19,000 tons of rice worth $24.6 million to Zimbabwe. About 4 million people in the country are in need of food aid.

It also promised to donate 10,000 tons of urea fertilizer to be distributed to the farmers who were to take part in a government maize production program to produce 2 million tons of grain.

Handing over the donation, Chinese Ambassador Huang Ping was quoted by Xinhua News Agency as saying the grant was a fulfilment of the drought-relief pledge made to affected African countries by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit held in South Africa in December 2015.

“Today’s event testifies to the strong ties between China and Zimbabwe as all-weather partners, especially in the area of food security and agriculture,” Huang said.

Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Wu Ping told Agriculture Minister Monty Jones recently that China will donate 6,300 tons of rice, equivalent to 126,000 50-kilogram bags of rice.

By the end of last year, China donated 6,000 tons of rice to be distributed to 271,266 households in 16 of 24 districts affected by drought in Malawi.

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CMIA Capital Partners & China Merchants Technology back privatization of China Farm Equipment Ltd

Posted by | November 18, 2012 |

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1084189#ixzz2LXmKLBm7
June 24, 2017

CMIA China Fund IV L.P., a private equity fund managed by CMIA Capital Partners, and China Merchants Technology Holdings, a leading Chinese State-Owned Enterprise, have together invested US$23 million in the successful privatization of China Farm Equipment Limited, a company publicly listed on the Singapore Exchange.

CMIA Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in China and Southeast Asia. The CMIA China Fund IV L.P. is CMIA’s fourth private equity fund and is focused on control and growth capital investment opportunities in China, particularly in China’s agriculture, agribusiness and food sector.

CFE is a leading agriculture machinery manufacturer in China and engages in the design, development, production, and sale of farm equipment and diesel engines. CFE’s products include combine harvesters, rotary plough machines and components, and soil tillages, as well as air cooling and water cooling diesel engines. CFE sells its products through distributors in China, and also exports its products to Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Bangladesh.

“The farming equipment space is a fast-growing sector in China and will benefit from China’s drive to accelerate the modernization of its agricultural sector. CFE is a leading agriculture machinery manufacturer in China with an experienced and proven management team, a well-known brand, an established distribution network and a resilient R&D effort. CFE is also a leader for track-based harvesters in the Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. We look forward to a close partnership with CFE’s management as we work together to realize the potential of its business,” commented Mr. Lee Chong Min, Managing Partner of CMIA Capital Partners.

Mr. Wang Shu Ping, Group Founder, Chairman and CEO of CFE adds “I am pleased to be working in partnership with CMIA for this very important corporate milestone for our company. CMIA has a successful track record investing in and working with companies in China and has a good understanding of China’s agriculture sector. We look forward to leveraging on CMIA’s strong network and expertise in China to further develop our business.”

Ms. Zhu Jinhong, Investment Director, China Merchants Technology Holdings, added “China’s agricultural machinery industry is a high-growth sector in China and strategic to China’s efforts towards modernizing its agriculture sector. According to China’s Ministry of Agriculture, China’s agricultural machinery sector grew at a CAGR of 25% over the past four years and is expected to continue its robust growth in the foreseeable future, backed by favorable macroeconomic and industry trends such as China’s trend towards larger scale farming as well as favorable government policies and incentives. In particular, according to China’s 5-year Plan for the period 2010-2015, China forecasts its agriculture machinery industry to grow from RMB 280 billion in 2010 to RMB 400 billion by 2015”.

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Indofood buys 15 pct stake in China agriculture firm

Posted by | November 18, 2012 |

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/markets-indonesia-stocksnews-indofood-idUSL4N0BI0Z920130218
June 24, 2017

PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, the world’s biggest instant noodle maker, is buying 14.9 percent stake in China-based fresh vegetable processor China Minzhong Food Corporation Limited, it said in a filing to the Indonesian stock exchange on Monday.

Indofood will buy 98 million shares of Singapore-listed Minzhong Food for S$89.67 million ($72.45 million) through right issuance. The share price transaction was at 9.9 percent discount to Thursday’s closing price.

“Looking at the company more detail, MINZ is a prominent player in the vegetable process industry in China integrated from up to downstream. MINZ has a various range of product portfolio from processed to fresh vegetables distributed for both domestic and export,” Jakarta-based Mandiri Sekuritas analyst Octavius Prakarsa said in a note on Monday.

“Yet, the acquisition may lift market confidence in the INDF outlook as such acquisition shows INDF’s continuing commitment in its growth onward.”

Shares of the food firm were down 1.49 percent at 6,600 rupiah. The broader Jakarta Composite Index was up 0.13 percent.

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($1 = 1.2376 Singapore dollars) (Reporting by Andjarsari Paramaditha; Editing by Jijo Jacob)

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UNL officials strengthen ties with Chinese agricultural universities

Posted by | November 18, 2012 |

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/article_02be5f12-740c-11e2-916d-0019bb30f31a.html
June 24, 2017

Officials from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently returned from a trip to China, where they continued work creating a niche for the university and the state of Nebraska in a country fast becoming one of the world’s economic superpowers.

UNL Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green led the group of IANR officials that included Mark Doyle, IANR director of international programs, and Rolando Flores, head of the Department of Food Science & Technology.

Green, who made his third trip to China in 18 months, said the team of officials had several focuses while visiting the country. Those focuses included strengthening relationships with several Chinese institutions and working on UNL’s effort to increase engagement in three countries: China, India and Brazil.

“We have made the strategic decision to rapidly grow our efforts in these three key countries,” Green said in a press release. “When one considers the challenges ahead over the next four decades with global food and natural resource security, these three countries are at the center of addressing these issues.”

UNL’s efforts to increase engagement in China specifically, Green said, have put the university in good standing in that country.

“These collective efforts have placed us into a real leadership position in agriculture and natural resources collaborations in China moving forward,” he said.

During the visit, IANR officials worked on furthering UNL’s relationship with China’s Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, Shaanxi Province. It’s considered one of China’s leading agriculture and natural resources universities. UNL and NWAFU began a research undergraduate experience program last summer, according to the press release.

The team also made new joint research partnerships with the China Agricultural University in Beijing to advance food science and food engineering research.

Doyle said China’s quickly growing research industry makes it important to stay involved with the country.

Michael Boddington from Asian Agribusiness Consulting (AAC) has been involved in agribusiness in Asia since 2000. AAC has office both in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City and China Beijing. So AAC has a thorough understanding of the Viet Nam and China aqua industry and produces up-to-date research reports on the market. We can offer insights on supply and demand trends and comments on the future structure of Asian agribusiness. If you would like to know more please email  michael@boddingtonconsulting.com 

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Seeds fair opens in Ho Chi Minh City

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The fifth seeds exhibition opened today in HCM City with over 350 booths set up by business groups, research institutes, schools, farms, co-operatives and businesses from around the country.

It has seven areas for showcasing agricultural materials, farm machinery and equipment, ornamental fish, bonsai, VietGap fruits and vegetables, seeds, aquaculture and livestock brood stock, and the city’s agricultural achievements.

Trần Tấn Quý, deputy director of the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and head of the event organisation board, said the fair is organised to showcase high-quality and high-yield seeds and animal and seafood brood stock.

It is also aimed at creating an opportunity for localities, businesses, and co-operatives to meet, compare notes, and explore business opportunities in agricultural production and trading and promote Vietnamese agricultural brands, he said.

Through the event the city hopes to enhance investment and trade promotion in the agricultural sector, helping make the city a leader in the production and supply of high-quality seeds and animal and seafood varieties to other cities and provinces.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, hailed the achievements of scientists and businesses in creating new seeds and animal brood stock and urged them to develop more production models and seeds and brood stock suitable for local conditions.

Several seminars, conferences and orchid and bonsai competitions will be held on the sidelines of the event.

The expo, organised by the department at the Biotechnology Centre in District 12, will run until June 26.

Source: VNS. Date: 2017-06-23

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【分享】卡美养猪峰会专家讲座PPT分享!Joe Connor : 合理规划、生物安全、人员管理、正确培训、有效执行!

Posted by | June 22, 2017 |

2017年6月19日第一届卡美养猪峰会在苏州独墅湖至尊酒店顺利举行,本次峰会由卡美农业资讯有限公司举办,以“分享始于伟大”(Sharing is a star)为主题,汇集了全球38位养猪专家,围绕着数据管理、猪群营养、种猪育种等方面内容与中国养猪业者进行面对面的分享和交流,旨在结合中国国情,传播先进养猪理念和知识,提升中国猪场生产水平。本届峰会的话题新颖、实务,极具前瞻性,受到参会者广泛好评, 给我们中国的养猪人带来了一场丰富的养猪知识饕餮盛宴!

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接下来我们会持续分享出峰会上各个专家的演讲ppt以及演讲录音,还有针对目前中国养猪行业热点问题对专家们的采访视频和文字报道。敬请大家持续关注!

今天给大家分享的是,美国养猪专家 Joe Connor 博士在会上做了《赢在起点-新场启动》的演讲报告,及演讲PPT。

Joe Connor : 合理规划、生物安全、人员管理、正确培训、有效执行是新猪场的启动重点考虑的五大方面。

Joe Connor 博士指出新猪场在启动之前首先要进行合理的规划,尤其是在选址和猪舍类型的选择上要结合实际情况进行详细周全的考虑,同时要以生产管理为中心进行合理规划和考虑,从生物安全、体系规划、员工管理、合理培训四大方面介绍了在筹建新场时如何赢在起点。

一、注重生物安全

“健康是王道”。爆发疾病尤其是呼吸道疾病,可造成产量骤降、猪只体重不均一、生长速度变慢。生物安全对于维持母猪群和育肥猪群健康至关重要。猪只间的传播以及拉猪车的传播是疾病传播的最主要的途径,繁殖群的成绩在整个养猪周期中最为关键。

维持母猪场的高健康水平或者生产稳定的母猪群是维持商品猪群健康的关键。因此猪场必须严格执行全进全出管理,猪群必须采取直线传递方式,按场、栋或者单元进行全进全出管理,这要求后备母猪来自本场自繁自养或在固定的种猪场引种,严禁盲目引种和多场引种,否则会严重危害猪群健康。

如果育肥猪群成绩不理想,需要改变保育猪以及繁殖群的管理和猪群周转,稳定母猪场的健康状况和断奶猪的质量。

二、合理规划生产体系

对断奶猪数量的估计要结合实际生产情况和猪群品种进行规划,需要根据记录来判断历史生产成绩而不是根据自己的想象。设计育肥猪栋舍时大小要考虑到断奶猪数量的变化,同时要考虑猪群的密度、生长速度及出栏体重。否则猪生产速度不均会造成猪群流转不畅,猪群密度过大会导致长速变慢和延长出栏时间。

计算最佳母猪群大小时需要考虑四大方面:母猪的平均年非生产天数、母猪分娩目标/母猪生产批次、产床利用率以及每头存栏母猪年供断奶仔猪数(PSY)。

同时猪场栏舍设计要考虑产量变化的因素,要考虑实际生产时断奶仔猪产出量不稳定的情况发生,包括母猪产活产仔数低、断奶前死亡率高、分娩率不稳定会,这些会导致猪场每周的断奶数存在25%的波动,季节变化造成的生产波动甚至更高。因此猪舍的设计需能使母猪存量随季节变化,这样就可改变配种目标从而实现每周断奶数量一致。

建立灵活的场外后备母猪舍(如后备培育单元和隔离/驯化舍),这样可用于扩大种母猪的饲养空间,同时制定严格的周配种上限值和下限值

三、科学的人员管理

人是养猪生产的关键因素,猪场管理者需要让员工感觉他们对猪场的成功起到了重要作用,这就要求在实际生产中要制定简介明了的操作流程,包括设置一些检查表以确保员工执行了管理者所要求的操作,同时让员工积极参与到实际生产管理中来,增加员工的参与感和认同感。

猪场的人员配置取决于:猪场的规模大小,每周的工作时间以及周末是否需要上班,自动化程度(饲喂,饮水),后勤保障部门的协调,包括粪便清理,饲料生产运输,猪只运输和高压冲洗等。

四、正确进行员工培训

给猪场进行正确的培训是一件不容易的事情,需要结合猪场的实际情况,考虑不同文化素质和能力的员工设定对应的目标后进行灵活安排,培训的对象包括技术员、部门主管、生产场长、服务人员和办公室人员,采取理论与实操相结合,给员工提供帮助他们成功的工具,建立生产标准操作流程(Standard Operating Procedures,SOP),培训具备“RARA ”能力的员工——责任(Responsiility)、义务(Accountability)、资源(Resources)、权力(Authority)。

当生产遇到问题时要帮助员工找到失败的原因,回顾生产操作中存在的不足,促进员工思考并积极解决问题,培养员工理解并注重生产细节,提高执行力。

Joe Connor 博士指出新场启动是一项非常庞大的系统性工程,需要从猪场选址、猪舍设计、生产系统设计、健康管理、员工管理与培训等方面进行充分的设计和考虑。

 Joe Connor 博士强调了建立合理的生产体系和标准SOP的重要性,需要合理考虑猪群周转来进行栏舍设计和规划。同时强调了猪场员工管理和培训时新场启动的一个关键,要重视猪场员工的培训,提升员工的执行力,才能保证猪场生产正常的进行,只有做到这些,才能在新场启动时真正的“赢在起点”!

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Agriculture expo expected to draw Chinese investors

Posted by | June 22, 2017 |

More than 1,000 Chinese investors and businessmen will soon come to Cambodia to seek investment partnerships with their Cambodian counterparts during the inaugural International Agriculture Products and Expository conference on Koh Pich Island.

The inaugural event is set for June 25 to 28 and expo organizer Bridget Lau, president of the US-International Federation for Supporting Small and Medium Enterprises, said 800 Chinese companies from 30 provinces in China will bring more than 8,000 pieces of agriculture equipment to showcase in Cambodia.

“Through this expo, we want the world to know about the Cambodian agriculture sector,” she said yesterday during a press briefing on the upcoming conference. “We strongly hope that Cambodian agricultural products will have more market access to the globe after the expo.”

“Cambodia has a wide range of agricultural products, so we are calling for Chinese investors to invest and purchase agriculture products from Cambodia,” Ms. Lau added, noting that companies from Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam are also attending.

Lim Heng, vice president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, said that through this expo, more and more Chinese companies will partner with Cambodian companies to produce and process agricultural products to export to China and other countries.

“We don’t want to bring goods from China to sell in the Cambodian market; we want to have factories here to produce and process agricultural products for export,” he said.

Mao Minea, director of the department of agricultural extension at the Ministry of Agriculture, said the government supports the expo, just as it supports the sector.

He said the government has strategies to develop and boost the agriculture sector by building a 14.5-meter deep-sea port, lowering the electricity tariff, and developing airports for transportation.

Mr Minea added that Cambodia exported about 257,637 tonnes of rice in the first five months of 2017, up 10 percent compared to the first five months of 2016.

The government has also set up a taskforce to monitor commodity prices to protect people’s living standards, he said.

Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak will lead the taskforce with officials from relevant departments in the ministry.

The taskforce will study and collect data related to production, cost and supply chain capacity, including the commodity price of prioritised products such as rice, fish, chicken, pork, gas, diesel and cassava.

Source: Khmer Times. Date: 2017-06-22

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Australia temporarily suspends Vietnamese shrimp import ban

Posted by | June 22, 2017 |

Australian government authorities have lifted the ban on uncooked Vietnamese shrimp product import, allowing wild shrimp caught in Australia to be processed in Vietnam, before re-entering the Australian market.

The decision was made after the Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources received written confirmation by the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development that “it can meet conditions included in the updated health certificate.”

The Vietnamese department announced “it will be accepting permit applications for uncooked Australian wild caught shrimp exported to Vietnam for processing and re-imported into Australia from 15 June 2017.”

The department also said its “biosecurity import condition database system has been updated to reflect the new requirements” from the Australian Agriculture Department.

Import permit applications for Australian wild shrimp processed in countries other than Vietnam“will be accepted once the competent authorities in these countries provide assurance that they meet Australia’s new import conditions,” stated the Agriculture Department.

This determination has helped lift the temporary ban made by Australia in January on shrimp exports from Asian countries, including Vietnam, on worries about the white spot outbreak in the country.

In February, the department loosened the ban on dried shrimp, shelf-stable prawn-based food products and other products caught from the exclusive economic zone of Australia as the risk of white spot virus outbreak was low on these products.

In May, Vietnam’s ministries of Industry and Trade and Agriculture and Rural Development urged Australian agencies to consider lifting the ban on Vietnamese shrimp imports, reporting the damage to Vietnam’s shrimp exports to Australia.

According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, this is the seventh largest shrimp market for Vietnam, accounting for 3.6 per cent of Vietnam’s total shrimp exports.

In 2016, Vietnam exported USD 114.6 million worth of shrimp products to Australia, of which processed shrimp made up 78 per cent of the total.

In the last five years, Vietnam has been the biggest shrimp product supplier to Australia and demand for prawn products in the country is forecast to rise.

Source: Khmer Times. Date: 2017-06-22

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Chinese remain keen on agricultural investment

Posted by | June 22, 2017 |

Chinese investors and companies remain eager to invest in Australian agriculture, with vineyards, dairy and aquaculture named yesterday as the most popular sectors.

The Agri-Investor forum in Melbourne was told by Matthew Schofield, partner with pioneering Chinese accountancy business ShineWing, that his Chinese ­clients had not been deterred by reports of anti-Chinese investment sentiment.

Mr Schofield said Chinese investors wanted to be part of the story involving China’s growing demand for high-quality food, with Australia seen as a safe place to invest with high regulatory, biosecurity and environmental standards. A key appeal was that freehold land could be bought in perpetuity.

Mr Schofield described the avalanche of Chinese money in agricultural investment in Australia as “astounding”.

“Our prospective clients want clean and green gold standard (food); I call it the Louis Vuitton syndrome that we must protect at all costs,” Mr Schofield said.

“They want premium brands and think our food quality is fantastic and, like with Louis Vuitton [handbags], they are prepared to pay a significant premium for it.”

Mr Schofield said China’s worst kept secret, that its rivers, soils and water table were heavily polluted, was now out in the open.

He nominated vineyard investment as a continuing “hot area”, in line with the increased consumption of premium wines by wealthy Chinese and the high regard held for Treasury Wine Estates’ Penfold red wine labels.

Mr Schofield tipped the purchase of dairy assets — from farms to infant formula brands and processing plants — as the next wave of Chinese investment, as new import regulations and registration rules to be introduced in early 2018 became clearer and the desire to lock in Australian milk supply remained.

“I think seafood and aquaculture will be the next round; you only have to look at (Chinese companies) buying hotels and ­casinos around the world and to think about Chinese tourists ­loving their seafood to see that,” he said.

Former trade minister Andrew Robb, who sits on the board of the joint Chinese-Australian owned Kidman cattle empire and is advising the Seafarms Group on its $2 billion prawn farm project near Kununurra, said business deals between China and Australia were the key to the future.

He said the live export cattle deal recently signed by Hancock’s Gina Rinehart with the Chinese New Hope group, which will see Hancock export up to 800,00 ­cattle a year to feedlots and abattoirs on an island near Shanghai, was an example of such future agribusiness co-operation.

Source: The Australian Business Review. Date: 2017-06-22