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MOU opens doors for Canadian field crops in China

By Food in Canada staff   

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Cigi signs Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese agribusiness Yihai Kerry

Winnipeg, Man. – Cigi (Canadian International Grains Institute) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yihai Kerry (Wilmar International) to offer technical services and expertise to the Chinese agribusiness and food company.

The MOU was signed in Beijing, China, during a recent Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada trade mission that focused on promoting Canadian agricultural products to the Chinese market.

Under the MOU Cigi will provide expertise in Canadian field crops, and will help introduce products such as pulse and durum flour into Yihai Kerry products. In addition, Cigi will help identify new products for the Chinese market, and will work with Yihai Kerry on research projects in both countries.

Winnipeg, Man.-based Cigi is an independent market development institute that promotes Canadian field crops by offering technical services, support and training to industry in Canada and internationally. Yihai Kerry is a leading food company in China, and one of the country’s largest rice and wheat flour millers.

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