Eighth Xiamen Agriculture Fair growing from year to year
(chinadaily.com.cn), Updated: 2016-02-05
The eighth Xiamen Agriculture Fair kicked off at the Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, Fujian province on Jan 22.
The four-day event has grown from last year, with 400 booths showcasing farm produce, forest products, aquatic products, flowers and plants and processed products from Xiamen and Taiwan.
Local farmers' co-ops represented a large portion of the exhibitors this year. Deputy mayor of Xiamen Lin Wensheng talked to the farmers about marketing issues while visiting the fair.
Lin also stressed the importance of the quality of farm produce and food safety.
The raw food materials and processed products from 66 companies passed the tests by Xiamen's food safety watchdog before entering the exhibition site.
The local residents visited the fair to purchase food and materials, in preparation for their Chinese New Year celebrations.
A worker displays fruit and vegetables at the eighth Xiamen Agriculture Fair which kicked off in Xiamen, Fujian province on Jan 22. [Photo from xmnn.cn]