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Farmers expect more agricultural exports to RCEP countries

Dong Jianbao has farmed spring onions for almost two decades in Linghe County, east China’s Shandong Province.

This year, though the coronavirus epidemic and summer floods threatened his yield, the 46-year-old has never been busier.

COVID-19, fewer plantations and more floods have lessened agricultural yields in China, with prices of everyday commodities like spring onion and ginger rising in recent months.

The market has given these farmers great prices, Dong said, noting they are looking to further increase cultivated areas next season.

“I plan to reduce the planting area for green onion from this year’s 50 acres and increase other areas,” he said.

Many farmers were unsure about cultivation plans years ago, encountering poor sales of quality vegetables. Now, local wholesale traders lend them a hand by planned orders from countries like Japan and South Korea. Read from source….