Ministry of Agriculture

8,000 dead pigs taken out of Huangpu River

One of the more than 8,000 pig carcasses. Photo: AFP

The Ministry of Agriculture has sent a team led by its chief veterinarian to instruct on the treatment of dead pigs in Zhejiang after more than 8,000 carcasses were pulled out of the Huangpu River in neighbouring Shanghai.

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28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Agriculture ministry forecasts record harvest this year

A worker spreads out corn to dry in Henan. The province expects a record harvest, in line with the national trend. Photo: Xinhua

Food production in China will rise for a ninth consecutive year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, amid global food price uncertainties due to falling cereal production in the US and parts of Europe.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

Poor storage blamed for huge food losses

Improper storage costs the mainland as much as 12 per cent of its annual grain production and 20 per cent of its potato and fruit yields, one senior agriculture official has said, although some academics contend that the figures are exaggerated.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Focus to be on harmful drugs, chemicals in food

Beijing will target dangerous drugs and cancer-causing chemicals added to seafood and poultry in a campaign to ensure mainland agricultural products are safe for domestic consumption and export.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Farmers to be trained in skills for urban life

The programme follows calls by leaders to improve the lot of rural residents

The central government has launched an ambitious programme to provide vocational training to farmers who want to find jobs in urban areas.

15 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Agriculture ministry sets up online trading post

Updated at 2.09pm: The Ministry of Agriculture has launched an online trading post at to let farmers and processors trade foodstuff with a few mouse clicks.

9 Mar 2001 - 12:00am