Shuifa Group was established in 2009 and is headquartered in Jinan, Shandong. Its business involves four major sectors: water, agriculture, energy, and environmental protection. Recently, Hortidaily invited Mr. Zhou Weijian, head of the agricultural sector of Shuifa Group and chairman of Shuifa Whole-process Consulting Group, to share with us.
"As of the second half of 2022, Shuifa Group's agricultural volume will rank first in Shandong Province and the top five in China, with more than 1 million hectares of agricultural land in circulation across China, mainly planting cotton, sorghum, corn, and other field crops. Among them, cotton production accounts for about 1/5 of the total output in China; it has fruit bases in many provinces and cities across the country, such as Shandong Yantai Apple Base, Sichuan Citrus Base, and Ningxia Guyuan Pear Tree Base. Over 10,000 greenhouses are owned and operated nationwide, including Dutch smart glass greenhouses, multi-span plastic greenhouses, brick-wall solar greenhouses, and other types. The main crops are tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and cucumbers. Greenhouses are mainly distributed in Dezhou, Zibo, Heze in Shandong, Wuzhong in Ningxia, Xiji in Guyuan, Kashgar in Xinjiang, and other places. The industrial parks all over the country allow Shuifa to have uninterrupted supply capacity throughout the year. We continue to improve our cultivation technology management capabilities and strive to be leading in the industry. "
"Shandong Dezhou Qingyun Shuifa Aerospace Modern Agriculture Industrial Park is one of the typical examples. The park is planned to cover an area of over 300 hectares, and the main crops are tomatoes, potted mini roses, and cherries. The output of large tomatoes in the park can reach 42kg/m², and most are pink tomatoes from the Netherlands. Currently, 15 varieties in the park have obtained green certification, Hong Kong and Macau certification, and Globalgap certification. The products are mainly sold to first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. P The park has good cooperation with Dingdong Maicai, Pagoda, Hema Fresh, and Yonghui Supermarket. "
"The development of fresh food e-commerce in China is very fast, and its biggest feature is that it can deliver the freshest foods to consumers in the shortest time. However, e-commerce has very strict requirements on base suppliers. In addition to quality assurance, the requirements for the stability of output are also very high. Benefiting from the production layout of Shuifa Group in different regions in China, we can achieve a stable supply throughout the year, which is very much in line with the needs of fresh food e-commerce. Not only this, multiple varieties are planted in various industrial parks of Shuifa, and just one single industrial park can provide the varieties required by e-commerce, which is also beneficial. Dingdong Shopping is one of the most popular fresh food shopping apps in first-tier cities and has a good reputation. In order to better serve consumers, Shuifa Group and Dingdong jointly established the Shuifa Dingdong joint venture, aiming to build a high-end fruit and vegetable production and sales system covering the whole country. Shuifa Group is responsible for providing high-quality fruit and vegetable products, and Dingdong is responsible for bringing products to thousands of households. "
"Shuifa Group has many new agricultural projects every year, and one new facility industrial park in Zibo, Shandong is also under construction, all of which use the Dutch Venlo greenhouse building system, with a planting area of over 400,000 square meters, and plans to grow tomatoes, cucumbers. At the same time, we are also preparing to move our headquarters to Shanghai to better face national cooperation and invest in the construction of a number of fruit and vegetable industrial parks. At present, we have no plans to grow fresh-cut flowers, but when the scale reaches a certain level in the future, it can also not be ruled out. For enterprises, although the construction cost and operating cost of large glass greenhouses are high, the risk controllability is relatively large, the volume and scale are large, and the quality can be guaranteed, which is very beneficial to reputation and output. There is no shortage of high-end markets in China, and consumers have more and more awareness of products cultivated with high-precision technology, and the acceptance is gradually increasing, which is positive for the entire industry. "
"The shortage of technical personnel is a common problem encountered in China. How to make good use of facilities and equipment is the key. Shuifa Group has been exploring the field of modern agriculture for a long time and has trained a large number of professionals who love agriculture and understand technology. We are also actively uniting domestic and foreign technical forces to make further efforts to improve the level of planting management."