Sci-tech innovation advances Tibet’s agricultural development

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LHASA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — Agricultural science and know-how have contributed significantly to the efficient current of agricultural merchandise, and raised the incomes of farmers and herders in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Area, native authorities have said.

Spending on evaluation and enhancement in agriculture and animal husbandry has prolonged accounted for Greater than 60 % of the region’s complete evaluation and enhancement funding, Based mostly on the Science and Technology Division of Tibet.

The region has popularized a collection Of latest agriculture and animal husbandry varieties, utilized sciences and gear over current many yrs, with Greater than 150 new crop varieties having been nurtured, it said.

Tibet’s highland barley yield surged from roughly 80 kg per mu (about 0.067 hectares) earlier than the region’s peaceable liberation in 1951 to some 380 kg per mu at current.

Sci-tech innovation has additionally helped enhance the incomes of farmers and herders, the department said.

In 2020, the per capita disposable income of Tibet’s rural residents was 14,598 yuan (about 2,250 U.S. dollars), up 12.7 % over the earlier yr and marking the 18th yr of double-digit annual progress, Based mostly on a white paper launched in Might.

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