China: Opening of the 2018 joint meeting for the production and marketing of Guangxi citrus

On January 13th, 2018, the joint meeting for Guangxi citrus production and marketing and the meeting for technology exchange in the citrus industry were held at the Nanning Conference Center. Over 100 purchasing merchants, like the Ali Baba Group, the Chu Cheng Group, the Dong Tai Fruit Industry, as well as citrus business associations, and over a thousand fruit growers and businesses from related industries came from far and wide to participate in the exhibition. 

According to the presentations, the Guangxi citrus industry has developed quickly in recent years. The plantation surface area and production volume account for 40% of annual fruit production in this area. It was the first fruit in Guangxi to reach a production value of 10 billion yuan [1,552 million USD]. Citrus has already become the number one fruit in Guangxi.

Stage of the opening ceremony

According to reports, there were four bright points in this joint meeting for production and marketing: the meeting for buyers from Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Jiangxi opened communication channels for the sale of Guangxi citrus; famous domestic citrus experts and scholars attended the meeting, obtained citrus technology, lectured and published on the direction of development, and exchanged information with fruit grower businesses. Businesses from related industries participated and provided growers with products and services for the entire industrial chain. Agricultural and commercial departments from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region provided a selection of excellent citrus snacks from Guangxi. The selection also promoted the juicy citrus products of Guangxi and established the Guangxi citrus brand.

Source: Economic Times

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