Director of the Hunan Provincial Agriculture Committee Liu Zonglin announced Hunan’s Top 10 Agricultural Brands 2016 at a press conference on February 17, 2017.
Based on online voting via Wechat platform and expert review, ten agricultural brands were selected: Anhua Dark Tea, Guzhang Maojian Tea, Baojing Huangjin (Gold) Tea, Qianyang Bingtang Sweet Oranges, Yanling Yellow Peaches, Jiangyong Pomelos, Huarong Leaf Mustard, Yuanjiang Asparaguses, Xinhuang Yellow Cattles, Ningxiang Pigs, and Hanshou Softshell Turtles (Trionychidae). The last two stood side by side.
Hunan has devoted to developing agricultural brands in recent years. There are 136 authenticated brands of organic agricultural products, 1,113 brands of green goods, and 43 agro-product brands with geographical indications. Hunan will take efforts to promote supply-side structural reform, in order to cultivate more quality and widely reputed agro-product brands of the province.
The press conference also announced that, the Hunan Provincial Agriculture Committee will organize such selection for five consecutive years, beginning from 2016. The first session only focused on public brands in agricultural sector, while the following sessions would expand to agro-product processing brands and those under new business patterns.
Translator: Pang Yuehui