Home | News | Special Reports | Media Spin | Audio | Multimedia | Interactive | Surf China
     
China's Summer Grain Output Likely to Increase
    2008-06-23 10:36:39     CRIENGLISH.com

 China's crop output is forecast to exceed 120 million tons this summer, 2.5 million tons more than a year ago.

This would mark the fifth consecutive summer of bumper harvest for the first time since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

Sun Zhengcai is China's Agriculture Minister.

"To maximize crop production, we've showcased and promoted some new technologies in boosting production, reducing consumption and enhancing efficiency. These have led to a new high in crop production."

Besides, rapeseed output was expected to rise by more than 400,000 tons to 11.85 million tons, reversing a declining streak for three consecutive years.

In spite of major natural disasters and pest invasions, the harvest came as the government managed to arouse farmer enthusiasm for crops planting with a series of incentives, including direct subsidies.

Chinese authorities has since last year unveiled a series of measures to encourage crop planting, as soaring food prices were the major driver behind the country's consumer inflation.

Sun Zhengcai also warned against some negative factors, including more flooding, drought, typhoon, and pest invasions, to ensure a bumper autumn harvest.

Summer crops usually account for about 23 percent of the nation's annual grain output.

Share

               
Recommend


Bridging the Strait.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. All rights reserved. Reproduction of text for non-commercial purposes only is permitted provided that both the source and author are acknowledged and a notifying email is sent to us.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by Bridging the Strait.com.

 
Latest News
• China UnionPay Eases Disruptions
• Insurance Payment for Victims Made Easy
• Airlines Raise Fuel Levy due to Oil Costs
• Earthquake Shakes Tourism Industry
• Vice Premier Urges Efforts to Restore Power Supply

Listen Now
News & Reports 2008-07-05
The cross-strait weekend chartered flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan start.
• A War to Divide Property 2008-10-27
• Qingdao Endeavors to Tackle Algae Bloom around Olympic Venue
• What You Mostly Want to Say: Writing Topic for Quake-region Students
• More Owners of Idle Cars Emerge in China
• Let's Start from Smoke-free Olympics
• Licenses Necessary for Profit-making Net-shops
• Chinese Police, Ready for Tighten Security for the Olympics

Multimedia
Beijing Opens Second Airport Expressway
Images of Chinese Migrant Workers in Foreign Artist's Lens