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Stevia has been named one of the 2009’s top ten trends to watch in packaged goods by the Gourmet Retailer. The natural, no-calorie sweetener is regarded as the holy grail of sweetener sector. With the opening of US market and more approvals in the EU countries anticipated, the demand for stevia is bound to exceed supply.
Now is the right time to invest in stevia! Stevia World helps you by providing the experience of a stevia project developer in China, through it, you can evaluate how to participate in this booming sector.
China is currently the world’s largest grower of stevia. The cultivation area is concentrated in four provinces: Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong and Heilongjiang. Other provinces like Sichuan, Xinjiang, Hainan and Guangdong are also starting stevia cultivation and will contribute to China’s capacity.
We invited Stevia World panellist Mr. Murali Dharan, CEO of Mianzhu Gold Tree Agro-Tech to share his thoughts on why so many project developers like him are choosing China as their Stevia project venue.
In this exclusive Second Episode of the Stevia World Interviews, Mr. Murali thinks that China is best place to locate a stevia project, due to its ideal agro-climatic conditions, excellent infrastructure and government support.
He said, “The infrastructure is already laid, from the growing to the harvesting, to transportation and extraction companies. In fact, there are already quite a few extraction companies.”
Our insightful session with Mr. Murali hit right at the heart of key issues including:
- Main markets for Chinese stevia.
- Reasons behind success of China’s stevia industry.
- Types of Government Support for Stevia cultivation
- His own experiences growing Stevia in China
- Challenges associated with growing Stevia in China.
We are releasing Episode 2 for your listening pleasure, so you too can benefit from Mr. Murali’s first-hand insights into Stevia cultivation in China. Just provide your details in the form below, and watch out for our email with further instructions on how you can listen in!