Murali Dharan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mianzhu Gold Tree Agrotech in Sichuan, Eastern China.
Murali has been conducting business in China for 15 years. He was previously operating in the oil & gas sector.
He chanced upon Stevia opportunity in 2005, when China pushed to build up the Eastern part of the country. After careful due diligence, he decided to invest in stevia growing in Sichuan because of its ideal land and climatic condition for agriculture.
With Sichuan government’s support and incentives, he started the propagation facility in Mianzhu in Nov ’08. It is currently the largest seedling facility in China. They will soon begin large-scale stevia cultivation using outgrower system. It is also part of their plan to build an extraction facility once they have substantial acreage.
Stevia World 2009 Shanghai Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, May 14
12:30 Opportunity of Growing Stevia in China
Stevia World 2009 in Shanghai is a showcase of the who’s who in Stevia sector, including top stevia growers, refiners, traders, key stevia organisations, government officials, scientists and investors who will highlight Upcoming opportunities, Pinpoints Regulatory Challenges & Shares Market Updates. To find more about Stevia World in Shanghai from May 14 to 15, 2009, please visit http://www.steviaworldforum.com