Big Chinese firm set for Techspo

29 Jun, 2017 07:42 AM

CHINA’s most successful public/private partnership (PPP) agricultural company will be at Techspo in Katanning, on September 12-14.

Tao Yang, the chairman of the Amaranth Ecological Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd is a keynote speaker at this years’ Techspo – Dirt, Data and Droids conference.

Southern Dirt Techspo aims to be Australia’s premier technology and innovation event for the agricultural community and associated industries.

Tao has responsibility for leading the national planning and strategy for marketing and growing Giant Amaranth – a hardy, dryland fodder and food plant with proven health benefits.

Built on the back of 30 years’ of research, 12 of those in practice, Tao has achieved some key milestones.

These include partnerships with farmers in multiple Chinese provinces, two million acres plus per year supplied to market and the development of six subsidiaries in a range of associated industries.

The company has built multiple market entry points and acquired food accreditation approvals on almost all continents in the world.

Combining superfood qualities for meat and human consumption, fully traceable product with zero antibiotics, zero hormones, zero pesticide residues in livestock and a closed loop industrial chain, this Amaranth strain has the potential to dominate world markets for decades to come, especially when it comes to fodder.

PPPs are in vogue in China as a way to increase private investment in the economy and boost infrastructure spending.

For some the growth of PPPs is raising concern about government debt, however the Amaranth has effectively pulled together an entity with a massive growth trajectory and private listed buyout aimed for 2020 returning the government’s full investment.

While this model has some detractors, Chinese agricultural companies such as Amaranth seem to be leading the way in delivering returns.

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