Brazil and China explore blueberry trade relationship
China is exploring working with Brazil as a future supplier of blueberries in a bid to widen its import horizons, website Cenariomt.com.br reported.
Río de Janeiro federal agricultural superintendent Pedro Cabral, hosted a delegation of entrepreneurs, researchers and politicians from Dalian, China to discuss proposals of future trade co-ooperation between the two countries.
Dalian Municipal Bureau of Science and Technology representatives reported significant increases in consumption of the fruit.
According to research by Dalian University, the south of Brazil has ideal climatic conditions and plenty of space to grow the fruit.
Dalian City Academy of Agriculture Sciences president Weidong Zhang, said the meeting was also about sharing advances in fruit production technology.
"Dalian is a city of fruits, Brazil is a country of fruits. We are interested in learning about each others culture," he was quoted as saying.