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Friday, November 25 2022 - 13:00
The Third World Lemon Industry Development Conference Kicked Off in Anyue, China
ANYUE, China, Nov. 25, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On November 25, the Third World Lemon Industry Development Conference opened in 
Anyue County, Sichuan Province. Themed "lemons for the world", the conference 
aims to set up a platform for opening up, economic and trade negotiations and 
regional cooperation to promote international scientific and technological 
cooperation in the lemon industry, leading the high-quality development of the 
lemon industry and for a continuous enhancement of the brand influence of 
"Anyue lemon". 

According to the organizer of the conference, Anyue County People's Government, 
10 activities will be held during the conference, including the lemon 
industrial innovation and development summit, the roundtable conference on 
"building the circle and strengthening the chain" for the development of the 
world lemon industry, the international lemon partners conference and the 
special presentation for promotion of Anyue lemon industry investment. Experts 
at home and abroad and heads of leading enterprises in the industry will make 
exchanges on the scientific and technological empowerment, brand operation, 
innovative development and achievements transformation for the development of 
Chinese lemon industry.  

Anyue County, located in Ziyang City, Sichuan Province, China, is one of the 
five major lemon producing areas in the world and the only lemon production 
base in China. It is honored as the "Hometown of Chinese Lemons", which is also 
the reason of holding the conference in Anyue. 

Since the introduction of lemon in the 1920s, Anyue has bred a new strain of 
Youlike lemon with better quality after nearly a hundred years of cultivation. 
Thanks to the humid and warm ecological climate and high-quality soil 
conditions, Anyue lemon is rich in citric acid, VC, antioxidants and other 
nutrients better than other lemons, being regarded as the most ideal variety 
for either fresh eating or processing. Anyue therefore has gradually become the 
most suitable planting area for high-quality lemons.  

At present, the lemon planting area in Anyue has expanded to 480,000 mu, with 
an annual output of 600,000 tons, exporting to 38 countries and regions such as 
Russia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates with volume of exports 
increasing year after year. In 2021, the export volume of Anyue lemon reached 
86,000 tons with trade volume of RMB 774 million, generating output value of 
the whole industrial chain up to RMB 15.14 billion. 

In recent years, the Anyue lemon industry chain has been moving towards 
maturity and completeness, with a number of extended businesses developed. In 
addition to more than 200 kinds of lemon products, such as dried lemon slices, 
lemon essential oil, lemon perfume, lemon facial mask, lemon drinks and lemon 
detergent, Anyue people also integrate lemon into Sichuan cuisine and have the 
"lemon feast" with unique flavor introduced, such as Anyue lemon flavored 
crispy fish, lemon chicken tofu pudding, lemon egg tarts, and lemon shrimp 
sashimi, bringing the value of Anyue lemon to the extreme. 

In the future, Anyue County will digitalize the cultivation of premium lemon 
varieties and quality improvement to enable high-quality development of Anyue 
lemon with science and technology, striving for a world-famous brand of Anyue 

Source: Anyue County People's Government