China News Service, Jinzhong, May 20th (Gao Ruifeng) As one of the four national agricultural high areas, Shanxi Agricultural Valley (ie Jinzhong National Agricultural High "Important Brand of Agriculture" aims to explore and demonstrate the improvement of agricultural quality and efficiency in northern dryland areas.

At present, Shanxi Agricultural Valley has 8 national-brand projects, including the National Modern Agricultural Industrial Park and the National Modern Agricultural Industrial Technology Innovation Center. Shanxi Agricultural Valley Shanxi Agricultural Products International Trading Center, Shanxi Agricultural Valley Farmer Training School After a number of benchmark projects were completed and achieved results, a number of digital platforms such as Huawei's big data center, rural credit interconnection pig network, and Xirong Smart Factory were put into operation.

The 12th Central China Investment and Trade Expo (hereinafter referred to as "China Expo") will be held in Shanxi Province from May 21 to 23 as one of the four branch venues of the Expo. The Jinzhong branch will hold a display of the achievements of Shanxi Agricultural Valley, focusing on the development achievements of Shanxi medicinal tea, premium agricultural products, and organic dry farming.

A corner of the Jinzhong branch of the 12th Central China Investment and Trade Expo. Photo by Gao Ruifeng

It is understood that the Jinzhong branch will invite 469 merchants, covering five fields, including modern agriculture and high-end equipment manufacturing. In the meantime, special seminars and forums will be held around rural reform, integrated development, and characteristic agriculture, to promote the opening and cooperation of industries between regions, and promote the industries in the central region to move toward the mid-to-high end.

"Explore demonstrations in areas such as improving the quality and efficiency of agriculture in the northern dry farming areas, expanding premium agricultural products, improving facility agriculture, and strengthening modern agricultural service industries, and strive to create replicable and extendable Experience.” This is the mission undertaken by Shanxi Nonggu. At present, there are 208 new varieties and new technologies in Shanxi's agricultural valley transformation. The China Rural Revitalization (Taigu) Forum has been held for three consecutive times, and the demonstration and leading effect has begun to show.

At present, Shanxi Agricultural Valley has set up 8 national-brand projects including the National Modern Agricultural Industrial Park and the National Modern Agricultural Industrial Technology Innovation Center. Photo by Gao Ruifeng

Shanxi Nonggu Farmer Training School has more than 110 training bases, covering 17 categories and 64 majors, and has trained 12,500 students. The principal of the school, Gao Peifang, gave feedback on the training effect. The field planting efficiency of skilled farmers is about 10% higher than that of ordinary farmers, the efficiency of planting vegetables and fruits in facilities is 20% to 50% higher than that of ordinary farmers, and the breeding efficiency is about 30% higher than that of ordinary farmers.

Jiaqi Seed Industry is building the country’s largest quinoa gene bank. Its sales manager Yue Zhangyin introduced that quinoa introduced from South America is a kind of drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant and other multi-tolerant characteristics. For crops, Shanxi Jingle has been awarded the title of "Chinese Quinoa Country" by planting quinoa. Planting quinoa has become an effective way for local people to increase their income. (End)