HAIKOU / China /, December 8. / TASS /. Hainan Province in southern China will host the Hainan International Tropical Agricultural Products Winter Fair from December 16 to 19 in Haikou, the administrative center of the province, Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday.
“We will try to make the fair an important platform to showcase agricultural brands, promote trade in tropical agricultural products and strengthen trade and cooperation in agriculture,” the agency said quoting He Qionmei, chief of the provincial agriculture and village administration.
The exhibition area occupies about 100,000 square meters. Two thousand companies from China and 15 other countries and regions will present their products. Visitors will be able to see fruits, vegetables, grains and oilseeds, as well as aquatic products at the exhibition stands.
Hainan International Winter Tropical Agricultural Fair is the only tropical agricultural fair in China held during the cold season. It was first held in 1998 and has been held in this province every year since.
The authorities of the PRC are very attentive to the development of agriculture in the province of Hainan. Passion fruit, pitaya, coconut, pomelo and many other tropical fruits are grown there. There are also opportunities for sea fishing, horticulture and animal husbandry on the island.