Five agricultural products from Hainan were recently awarded the “Agro-product Geographical Indications” rating by the Ministry of Agriculture of the P.R.C.

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The five agricultural products are the Sanya melon, the Qionghai oil-seed camellia, the Lingshui cherry tomato, the Lingshui litchi, and the Baoting bitter cardamon.

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“Geographical indications” refers to special features of agro-products named after geographical areas indicating where they are produced. Their qualities and characteristics depend on natural, historical, and cultural factors.

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Sanya muskmelon

 

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Qionghai oil-seed camellia

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Lingshui cherry tomato

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Lingshui litchi

8 Baoting bitter cardamon

In recent years, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Hainan Province has been promoting the development of regional agricultural products. A total of 28 Hainan agricultural products have been registered and protected under the “Agro-product Geographical Indications” rating granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the P.R.C., including the Sanya mango, the Qiongzhong green orange, the Wenchang coconut, the Chengmai orange, Xinglong coffee, and Wanning Dongshan mutton.