The Covid-19 pandemic that has been ongoing for months has affected China's horticulture industry to varying degrees, and many projects under construction had to be suspended. AgriGarden International is a Chinese provider of services covering the entire industry chain of horticulture. Liu, Manager of International Cooperation, said, “Since the outbreak of Covid-19 at the end of January this year, the construction of all of our ongoing projects has been forced to stop. Currently, projects in other provinces and cities have been able to resume, but due to the second wave of cases occurred in Beijing in mid-June, the construction of National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park here had to be once again put on hold and is awaiting approval for the resumption of work.”
The core part of the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park. It is a project of Van Bergen Kolpa Architects.
National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park
Liu, Manager of the company’s Marketing department, said, “The National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park and the International Facility Horticulture Innovation Center that is to be expanded will serve as an exchange platform for the horticulture industry. By working with internationally renowned horticultural research institutions and companies, they will showcase the latest results of horticultural scientific research, and new technologies and equipment for facility horticulture to visitors at home and abroad, and promote exchanges, cooperation, and joint innovation among enterprises. The Innovation Park will also function as an investor and incubator. Since the establishment of the park, it has received nearly 40 heads of state and leading politicians.
Interior of the National Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Park. Photo credits: Van Bergen Kolpa Architects
About the Innovation Center
When talking about the International Facility Horticulture Innovation Center, Liu said, “AgriGarden International is an agricultural high-tech enterprise affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. It is a benchmark enterprise for transforming scientific and technological achievements via in-depth integration of production, education, and research handpicked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. We often receive domestic and foreign leaders with investment intentions. In the future, our Innovation Center can provide office space for domestic and foreign horticultural technology companies, and more importantly, provide a communication platform for these companies and help them open the Chinese market and bring more potential customers. We also hope to facilitate joint innovation of the horticulture industry in this center to create more innovative products for the Chinese market.”
In recent years, more and more companies have transitioned from traditional agriculture to facility horticulture, which shows the huge potential of the Chinese market. However, foreign companies have to face a series of challenges such as the lack of customers and ignorance of local policies, even though they have advanced technologies and concepts. The Innovation Center will provide these companies with localized information and help them expand the Chinese market.
International Facility Horticulture Innovation Center.
AgriGarden International is an agricultural high-tech enterprise affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. It is a benchmark enterprise for transforming scientific and technological achievements via in-depth integration of production, education, and research handpicked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. “We welcome companies in the industry that are interested in joining the International Facility Horticulture Innovation Center (Alliance) to contact us." Manager Liu said.
For more Information:
Contact: JING (Laurie) LIU
Company: AgriGarden International BD
Van Bergen Kopla Architects