China has started its breeding and seedling for spring planting season, and it has resumed agricultural products export to countries along the Belt and Road route despite the impact of the novel coronavirus.

The Xiang’an District located in the city of Xiamen, east China’s Fujian Province, is China’s largest export base for winter and spring fresh carrots with an annual value of production of over 1 billion yuan (about 145 million U.S. dollars).

Most of the carrot products are exported to countries along the Belt and Road Initiatives like Japan and Malaysia.

To help companies handle export formalities, local customs department provides 24-hour online consultation to answer questions companies have on exportation procedures.

By far, Xiang’an has exported 398 batches of carrot products that weighted more than 15,300 tons worth more than 47 million yuan (about 6.83 million U.S. dollars).

The Sanya Nanfan Breeding Base located in south China’s Hainan Province serves as a key nursery for a variety of spring plants.

Affected by the epidemic this year, many breeders working at local breeding companies were unable to go back to Nanfan to do their job. Therefore, the base took up the responsibilities to help its cooperating organisations for breeding and harvesting.

Within a month, the base cultivated 450,000 peppers and harvested 3,100 pieces of soybean breeding materials for the Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Highland Barleys is one of the most important crops produced by southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region produces, accounting for 80 percent of the region’s yields.

To speed up the process of new breed-variety cultivation, the Tibet Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Sciences set up a breeding base for winter highland barleys in Yuanmou County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province.

About 67,000 square meters of a new highland barley variety “5171-7” have grown well in the base recently. They will be sent back to Tibet for spring sowing after harvest on around March 20.