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The 6th Guangxi Liuzhou Rong’an Kumquat Festival 2015 Started
 
Date:2015-12-21 By:Kaixing Tan Source:Liuzhou Daily
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Recently, the 6th Guangxi Liuzhou Rong’an Kumquat Festival 2015 was held in the home of kumquat, Rong’an. During the festival, visitors from various places gathered together, tasted kumquats and delicacies, enjoyed performances and wandered around the kumquat orchards. The festival aimed to improve the popularity and reputation of Rong’an kumquats, to serve the community and farmers, to help farmers increase income and become rich, to help foster industries with local characteristics and to push forward the economic development of the county. “Let the world know Rong’an kumquats better, and let Rong’an kumquats go global.”

During that day, an opening ceremony was held at the Chang’an stage of the Cultural and Sports Center of Rong’an county. An online exhibition of Rong’an kumquats, food culture and commodities exhibitions were also held. Meanwhile, the county cooperated with the Guangxi E-commerce Center and set up special zones on CHINA CO-OP, Taobao.com, Alibaba.com, JD.com, Guo68.com and other websites. The kumquat industry of Rong’an was being promoted both online and offline to show the world the brand of Rong’an kumquat.

Rong’an has a history of planting kumquats for more than 300 years. By the end of 2015, areas of planted kumquats had reached 115 thousand mus, with a yield of 95 thousand tons and output value of 500 million yuan. Over the past several years, Rong’an took part in the setting of national standards for kumquats, established a special law enforcement team for kumquat industry and Kumquat Industrial Association, and increased efforts in standard production for kumquats and continuously improved the quality of kumquats. As a result, the rate of premium kumquat of the county’s reached 85% and Rong’an ranked high for the quantity and quality of its kumquats among main producing area around the country. In 2007, Rong’an kumquat was registered with a geographical indication (GI) issued by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. In 2011, Rong’an kumquat was presented with “protected geographical indication (PGI)” by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and was certified as A class national green food in the same year. Rong’an county was conferred the title of “China’s Home of Kumquats”, and Rong’an kumquats were selected in the top 50 China fruit regional public brands in 2015.

In recent years, a new variety of kumquat, kumquat with smooth peels, was successfully fostered in Rong’an and its price continued to increase. The new variety were sold to Russia, Canada, the United States and ASEAN nations. Kumquat industry is good for poverty alleviation; kumquat serves as a famous business card for Rong’an and becomes the gold fruit that brings wealth to farmers of Rong’an.

 

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