China Obtains World Bank Aid for Food Safety

The World Bank is lending USD100 million to back the Chinese government’s measures to improve food safety. The project will help develop new standards for good agricultural practices, which will include legal minimum standards and detailed recommendations on the best agricultural practices. These will cover cultivation practices, pesticide use, integrated pest management, post-harvest practices, animal husbandry, aquaculture production, and the use of veterinary medicines. A risk-based agricultural product safety monitoring system will also be piloted under the project, while some laboratories for testing pesticide and veterinary product residues will also be constructed or rehabilitated.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.