NZ group to license new Chinese kiwifruit varieties

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NZ group to license new Chinese kiwifruit varieties

New Zealand-based fruit company Miko Asia Limited has signed an agreement with China's Yanoon BioTech, giving it exclusive rights to test and commercialize the group's kiwifruit cultivars outside China. Miko logo

In a release, Yanoon said the agreement was signed Jan.4 during a visit from Miko director Colin Stevenson.

"The two companies started contact in early 2013. Since then, they have had frequent mutual visits and exchange of ideas, developed broad and deep understanding of each other, and finally reached the cooperation agreement," Yanoon said in the release.

"According to the agreement, testing and commercialization of Yanoon kiwifruit cultivars will start in Chile, Europe, South Korea, South Africa, Australia and USA from 2016.

"It is expected that the cooperation will have a significant impact for the upgrading of kiwifruit cultivars and development of the kiwifruit industry."


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