Lingqiu county in northern China sees organic farming as an effective way to promote rural development

BEIJING, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lingqiu County in the North China Shanxi Province has embraced organic agriculture as an effective way to advance high quality rural development.

Themed “Organic Agriculture Promotes High-Quality Rural Development,” the ninth China Datong Chehe International Organic Agriculture Forum was held in the northeastern city of Datong on Saturday. China Shanxi Province.

Nearly 100 well-known experts and scholars from home and abroad gathered online and offline to discuss the future direction of organic agriculture development.

The event was first organized in 2014 and has been successfully held for eight consecutive sessions.

Ai Lingyu, deputy secretary of the CPC municipal committee in Datong, said at the opening ceremony of the forum that it is necessary to make full use of the advantage of the forum’s platform and constantly optimize the organic agricultural production system, political system and marketing system into one offer. to make “Datong Organic Food” shine all over the country and gain a foothold in the overseas market.

Since 2013, Lingqiu County in Datong City has explored a new path of agricultural transformation and development, and made organic farming the fundamental task and development goal.

Meanwhile, Lingqiu has also adopted a development mode combining organic farming, beautiful countryside and ecotourism. He has built six communities with organic farming as a mainstay.

As the first organic farming model at the village level in Lingqiu, Chehe Organic Community has seen per capita income increase by 2,300 yuan in 2013 at 21,500 yuan in 2020.

After nearly a decade of development, Lingqiu County has an organic agricultural production area of ​​nearly 100,000 mu (about 66.67 square kilometers), 54 organic certified products and more than 30 organic agricultural production enterprises.

Forum experts also believed that organic agriculture can play a positive role in addressing food security issues, steadily increasing rural income levels, as well as improving the security of the ecological environment.

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