- MEDIA CENTER
By planting bananas, the relocated villagers see significant increases in their incomes. [Photo/ddcpc.cn]
A relocation village in Zhexiang town, Wangmo county in Qianxi'nan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Guizhou province, has shaken off poverty by planting bananas.
Thanks to the area's suitable environment and the crop's significant economic benefits, the village decided to create banana plantations to increase their incomes.
In March 2019, with 2 million yuan ($309,709.80) of national financial support, the village cooperated with an agricultural company and started to plant bananas on barren mountains.
Since then, the village has become a major production center for bananas, with a total planting area of 1,500 mu (100 hectares). The farming area around the settlement can output 1 million kilograms of bananas per year and achieve 3.5 million yuan of sales.
By cooperating with buyers and supermarkets, the sale price of the bananas has increased from 1.2 yuan per 0.5 kg to 1.6 yuan per 0.5 kg.
The banana planting industry can help the village's 57 households to increase their annual incomes by 2,000 yuan per household. In the future, the village plans to make banana planting a pillar industry to accelerate the area's rural revitalization.