Shennong Variety Management Ltd is an Intellectual Property Company (IP) that manages the importation, propagation, evaluation and commercialisation of new fruit varieties throughout the Chinese provinces.

Established in 2006, the company is based in and operates from Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China.The company’s objective is to manage and protect IP for domestic and international variety owners in China also to represent Chinese plant breeders in the international market and enable them to acces foreign retailers.

Since the company’s inception, Shennong Variety Management Ltd has established trial sites, located in the key horticultural production provinces of China.

Shennong Variety Management Ltd is the representative of Associated International Group of Nurserymen in China. Shennong Variety Management Ltd was accepted as AIGN® (Associated International Group of Nurserymean) Chinese representative, September 2008. Through its shareholders and AIGN® membership, the company has vast experience in the production and protection of intellectual Property.


Shennong was a legendary ruler of China and cultural hero of Chinese mythology who is believed to have lived 5,000 years ago, and taught ancient China the practices of agriculture.
Appropriately, his name means “the Divine…


Directors of Shennong Variety Management have extensive history and experience in intellectual property worldwide…

Trial sites

Shennong Variety Management Ltd has established five trial site locations throughout China, working with, and in association with the following institutes and Chinese companies:
-Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences…


The Associated International Group of Nurseries, or AIGN® as it has come to be known, is a worldwide organization which blends the diverse talents of a number of progressive nurserymen in the major growing areas of the world…