BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- South China's Hainan Province has mostly resumed regular sales and production of local agricultural products amid China's further containment of the COVID-19 epidemic, reported the Xinhua-run Xinhua Finance recently.
Grain sowing has resumed by achieving a sown area of 1.89 million mu (about 125,920 hectares) by April 13, up 2.02 percent compared with the same period last year, official data showed.
As of April 7, the output of winter melons and vegetables reached 3.71 million tonnes, and that of tropical fruits was 739,000 tonnes, surging 25.5 percent and 16.7 percent year on year, respectively.
The local authority in Hainan has implemented a series of subsidy policies for some agricultural purchasers to alleviate the unsalable situation of farm products affected by the epidemic.
It is noted that a total of 3.44 million tonnes of local fruits and vegetables have been shipped out of Hainan during the period from November 1, 2019 to April 19, 2020, with a year on year increase of 15.9 percent.
As for aquatic products, more than 30,000 tonnes of local products were purchased after the Spring Festival in 2020, while aquatic product processing enterprises completed export orders of 23,600 tonnes of products, with export earnings exceeded 62.57 million U.S. dollars.
At present, constructions of high-standard farmland projects in Hainan have resumed, and the province plans to invest 6.5 billion yuan of social capital to build 51 pig farms this year, 30 of them have already under construction. (Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)