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Medog: tropical fruit planting leads people to get rich

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-02-10

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Medog County's banana industry develops very fast. The planting area reaches 2500 mu and the annual output is nearly 700 tons. Photo shows bananas sold at the farmers market of Medog County. [Photo/China Tibet News]

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A villager of Dexing Town, Medog County is harvesting sugarcane in her own greenhouse. [Photo/China Tibet News]

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Photo shows the honey pomelos at the planting base of Medog County. [Photo/China Tibet News]

At an average altitude of over 1000 meters and with an annual rainfall of about 2000 millimeters, Medog County belongs to the subtropical zone of humid monsoon climate. Apart from beautiful scenery, fruit trees are another pretty scenery line here.

In recent years, by relying on climatic superiority, Medog County has been vigorously developing tropical fruit planting industry. It mainly plants banana and lemon, with honey pomelo, pawpaw, sugarcane, mango, citrus, and jack fruit as auxiliary industry. Now Medog fruit has become a characteristic advantaged industry to lead the local people to get rich.

In addition, the Zhamo Road has been opened to traffic for two years, transporting treasure, resources and talents between Medog and other areas.

Besides, technical training work for farmers and herdsmen will be strengthened and marketing channel will be broadened with the aim of doing a good job of tropical fruit propagandizing and popularizing work. In the future, by taking advantage of the Lhasa-Nyingchi Highway, Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway, Mainling Airport and Sichuan-Tibet Railway, Medog County aims to bring Medog fruits out of Tibet, and make Medog fruits sold at domestic and foreign markets.

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