CCTV's 'Spring Farming Promotion Tour across China' held in Donghai

15:36, March 25, 2011      

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The "Spring Farming Promotion Tour Across China for 2011," kicked off in Wenquan Town of Donghai County, Jiangsu on the morning of March 22.

The event is sponsored by CCTV-7's agricultural channel, the Jiangsu Provincial Agriculture Committee, the Lianyungang People's Government and co-sponsored by the China National Chemical Information Center and Donghai County People's Government.

Donghai County, with a total grain sowing area of 1,500 square kilometers, has been listed among the leading national grain output counties for two consecutive years. As one of the top three largest grain output counties in Jiangsu Province and a major national commodity grain base, Donghai annually provides more than 150,000 tons of commodity grain to the country and exports 60 million U.S. dollars worth of farm produce.

The area of farmland used to develop the high-efficiency agriculture has reached 423 square kilometers. The core area of the Lianyungang Modern Agricultural Technology Demonstration Zone, which was jointly established by the county and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, has made more than 4 billion yuan in added value, with an annual growth rate of 6 percent.

The county ranked in the top 100 Chinese counties in terms of comprehensive agricultural strength. The county has built 2,630 animal farms, 85 percent of which are above a certain scale. The county owns almost 80,000 various types of agricultural machines and was awarded the title of a national agricultural machine demonstration county.

The county has developed cut flower, quality rice, facility vegetables, pollution-free strawberries and other specialized agricultural industries in the farmland, which covers a total area of 133 square kilometers. The county also has four leading agricultural enterprises and established five agricultural demonstration zones at the provincial level and above. It has built up 258 provincial-level agricultural brands.

By People's Daily Online
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