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LONDON, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On 1 3 Aug., 201 6, Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture and Nantong Bear Seeds signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing.

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CP Seed and Bear Seeds signs strategic cooperation agreement

On 13 Aug., 2016, Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture Development Co., Ltd. (Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture) and Nantong Bear Seeds Technology Co., Ltd. (Nantong Bear Seeds) signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing. In this cooperation, Nantong Bear Seeds will increase capital of all routine scientific research breeding and seed businesses to buy into the Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture. This truly realizes powerful combination and complementary advantages. Besides, this will certainly add new vitality for the development of China's seed industry.

Many leaders attended this signing ceremony such as Liu Jian, former vice minister of the MOA, Zou Kui, division chief of Variety Management Division of Seed Bureau of MOA, Liu Hengyou, vice mayor of Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, He Jinlong, station master of Jiangsu Seed Management Station, Vice Secretary Zhang Shuangcheng and Director Yuan Haihe of Xiangzhou District Committee, Xiangyang City of Hubei Province, etc.

Leaders from both sides also attended this ceremony such as Yang Xiaoping, vice chairman of CP Group, Xie Yi, senior vice chairman of China of CP Group, Vice Chairman Xing Jixian, Wang Fujie, senior president of Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture, Cheng Lun, board chairman of Nantong Bear Seeds, Ji Tao, general manager of Xiangyang company, Chen Jingyu, general manager of Yunnan company, etc.

Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture is a large-scale modern crop seed enterprise established by CP Group. It engages in integration of breeding, production and marketing of seeds of main crops. Since its establishment in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province in 1996, it always upholds the fine tradition of "devoting to agriculture, serving farmers". At present, there are three large seed processing centres in Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, and Zhangye City, Gansu Province. Their annual production and processing capacity is 50,000 tonnes. They focus on breeding, producing and popularizing fine corn hybrids. For example, for twenty years, independently-developed fine new corn varieties includes Zhengda12, Zhengda999, Zhengda619, Zhengda808, Zhengda719, etc. They have been promoted to over ten provinces and are popular with farmers.

Specifically, "Zhengda619" is resistant to barren, good in resistance and fine in quality. It is one of the preferred varieties in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and is a trial control variety in corn areas there. So far the accumulated generalization area has been over 2.67 million ha (40 million mu).

"Zhengda999" is eurytopic, great in quality, high in resistance and high in yield, which is also favored by farmers. Now, it has been examined and approved by Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Chongqing and Guizhou provinces, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and southern Shaanxi province. So far the accumulated generalization area has been over 4 million ha (60 million mu).

"Zhengda12" is wide in adaptation, high in unit weight, excellent in quality, and good in benefits of silage seeds. It has been examined and approved by Gansu, Shaanxi, Hebei, Henan, Anhui and Hubei provinces and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. So far the accumulated generalization area has been over 5.33 million ha (80 million mu).

For twenty years, the totally popularized planting area of fine corn varieties of CP series is around 13.33 million ha (200 million mu). It provides a direct income increase of more than USD5 million (RMB30 trillion) for farmers. "Chia Tai" brand has become really famous in domestic seed industry. The company has been entitled as "China's Top 50 Seed Industry", "National Double Excellence Foreign Investment Enterprises", "High-tech enterprise in Hubei Province", "Key Leading Enterprise of Agricultural Industrialization in Hubei Province", and "AAA Credit Enterprise in Enterprise Credit Evaluation". It also passed ISO9001 quality system authentication.

Nantong Bear Seeds, founded in 2012, was jointly organized by an overseas R&D team and a domestic investment institution. Its variety R&D is mainly for the eastern North China and has radiation potential to Northwest China and huang-huai-hai area. The company shows its significant personnel accumulation effect and overall R&D advantages in a short time. This benefits from the national strategy of innovation-driven development and its own good mechanism construction. Besides, Nantong Bear Seeds has an effective variety R&D and testing system. Routine breeding techniques and a molecular assisted breeding technique are combined. Therefore, the approval of several fine corn varieties has been implemented such as Xiongyu581, Xiongyu587, Xiongyu582, Zunyu1, etc. In future, a number of highly prospective varieties will be put on market.

In this cooperation, Nantong Bear Seeds will increase capital of all routine scientific research breeding and seed businesses to buy into the Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture. This truly realizes powerful combination and complementary advantages. Besides, this will certainly add new vitality for the development of China's seed industry.

Wang Fujie, senior president of Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture, introduced at the meeting that new Xiangyang Chia Tai Agriculture will take responsibility for promoting "the development of whole industry chain of agriculture and animal husbandry" as well as national "food security" and "food safety". The company will also re-plan in several aspects of variety R&D, production, popularization and so on. By 2020, it plans to establish a storage base of 666,667 ha (10 million mu) for planting high-quality special corn for feed in the surrounding areas of Xiangyang City, Hubei Province, and Northeast China. In addition, the company will vigorously promote the integrated development of industries of seed, planting, feed, cultivation and food. Business philosophy of "benefiting the country, people and company" of CP Group is practiced. Meanwhile, more values are created for more users. Furthermore, the company plays a leading role for synchronous development of farmers, rural areas and agriculture. More contribution is made to national "food security" and "food safety".

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