Plucking and clucking to goji wealth | Picture
Plantations of the small purple berry are diversifying to incorporate hen farming
Villagers choose goji at a plantation in Tongxin county. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
On the Yongjin goji plantation in Hongsibu district, Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui autonomous area, villagers are busy selecting goji berries. Staff then weigh the berries and put them on vans that take the harvest to a close-by packaging plant.
There are a whole lot of such plantations in Ningxia, which cowl an space of 66,700 hectares, accounting for one-third of the nation’s goji rising space. The plantations produce about 140,000 metric tons of dried goji berries yearly.
The small purple berries have change into a well-liked specialty of the area and nurture an business that employs 1000’s of people that have been capable of shake off poverty.
The Yongjin plantation additionally raises greater than 10,000 chickens as a part of its enterprise development mannequin. The chickens are consumed corn and goji berries and are extremely prized by prospects.
A farmer picks goji berries on the Yongjin plantation in Wuzhong. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
A villager weighs goji berries she harvested at a plantation in Tongxin on June 15. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
Staff pack dried goji berries at a processing plant in Yinchuan on June 11. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
A employee weighs and packs dried goji berries right into a jar at a processing plant in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous area, on June 11. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
A employee tends to chickens raised on the Yongjin goji plantation. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
Chickens wander on the Yongjin goji plantation in Hongsibu district, Wuzhong. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)
An worker of a goji manufacturing firm sells its merchandise by means of livestreaming. (CHEN ZEBING / CHINA DAILY)