March 2, 2019

We are very pleased that our work funded by the UK Government Department for International Development mapping UK strengths to developing country needs is available.  We have been working on this since the summer of 2018 and have interviewed a great many people in the...

February 23, 2019

While in Yunnan Province, China, in January, I was able to visit the Research Institute for Resource Insects.  This institute has a number of departments investigating a range of areas where insects can be beneficial.  One of these is the area of edible insects and ins...

February 23, 2019

It is readily apparent that the farming methods, particularly in regards to vegetable production which we saw the most of, while operating on the scale of multiple family farms, are intensive and industrial in nature. At one level these are clearly highly productive an...

December 14, 2018

Visit started with a Roundtable with senior representatives from Provincial inward investment, science and technology and agriculture departments plus their leading research institutions and Yunnan State Farm Group.  

Provincial Government is very keen to develop l...

May 18, 2017

The report: Growing water scarcity, food security and government responses in China (Global Food Security January 2017 by Jinxia Wanga,b,, Yanrong Lia,c, Jikun Huanga,b, Tingting Yand, Tianhe Suna,)   Contains a lot of useful points about the situation in China relatin...

May 18, 2017

We are going to start posting blog posts here reporting news of events, developments and reports we come across about China’s agriculture and food production system and its particular challenges, as well as funding that is available for technology transfer and internat...

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