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People pick tea leaves at a tea plantation in Changsha, Hunan province, China
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Insured crabs, tea help China’s farmers avoid weather losses

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) –  Ma Rongda, a tea grower for nearly 30 years, knows how badly his business can be affected by extreme weather. But when heavy snow and cold hit his tea garden earlier this year, Ma was not as worried as he used to be.

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China invests in garlic boom: some investors switch from stocks to garlic
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China invests in garlic boom: some investors switch from stocks to garlic

JINXIANG, China (Reuters) – Yang Fei doubled his money last year buying and selling in the unofficial garlic capital of the world. He did pretty well the year before, too, and the year before that.

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