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Forestry derived economy boosts green development in Guizhou

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2022-08-03 Print

Southwest China's Guizhou province boasts an abundance of forest resources with a 62.12 percent forest coverage rate and 162 million mu (10.8 million hectares) of forest, including 34 million mu suitable for developing a forestry derived economy.

In 2021, Guizhou proposed the establishment of featured industries, production and operation, technological services, infrastructure support and policy support systems for the forestry derived economy.

By 2025, Guizhou is expected to have 32 million mu of forest developing a forestry derived economy, and the output value of the forestry derived economy industrial chain is expected to exceed 100 billion yuan ($14.81 billion).

Guizhou's cities and prefectures are developing forestry derived economies according to their local conditions, focusing on mushrooms, medicinal materials, chickens and bees.

Guizhou is home to 5.55 million mu of State-owned tree farms, which are relatively concentrated with good geological conditions, complete infrastructure, and unique conditions for developing a forestry derived economy.

The province has certificated forest ecological products, organic food, and agricultural products with geographical indications and established brands for forestry derived economy products that are popular among consumers.

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