Science and technology help modernize agriculture and animal husbandry in Tibet

As stated in the Report to the 20th CPC National Congress, “From this day forward, the central task of the Communist Party of China will be to lead the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in a concerted effort to realize the Second Centenary Goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects and to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization.” Agricultural modernization is an important part of Chinese modernization, and the key of agricultural modernization is modernization of agricultural science and technology. 

Agriculture and animal husbandry is a top priority of Tibet’s economy. For a long time, the investment in technical research and development in agricultural and animal husbandry accounted for more than 60% of the total investment in research and development. Thanks to the unremitting efforts of scientific and technological workers over the past 10 years, a large number of new varieties of agriculture and animal husbandry, new technologies and new equipment have been popularized and applied. In Shiquanhe Town, Gar County, Ngari Prefecture, strawberries grown by adopting the new cultivation technology of high altitude and intelligent temperature control ventilation system are really sweet and delicious. In Gamba County, Shigatse City, every Gamba sheep has its own exclusive ID card, which is convenient for digital management and standardized production. In busy farming and harvesting season, modern sowing, fertilizing, harvesting, transporting agricultural machinery shuttle in the field...... In recent years, major innovations have added scientific and technological wings to the high-quality development of agriculture and animal husbandry in Tibet. 

The fields on the snowy plateau are full of “science and technology style”, enabling farmers and herdsmen to eat “science and technology rice” via innovation. In the pepper planting base of Tuomai Village,Nang County, Nyingchi City, Wangmo, an Internet celebrity, is busy livestreaming, with over 1,000 kilograms of chili sold out within three minutes. In 2021, the total revenue of the sheep industry in Gamba County was nearly 60 million yuan. More than 80% of the farmers and herdsmen joined the professional sheep-raising cooperatives, and the Gamba sheep economic circle covering the surrounding 8 counties and districts is taking shape. The Red Sun Science and Technology Demonstration Family Farm in Mailing County, Nyingchi City, is expected to produce 25,000 kilograms of ganoderma lucidum with an output value of 12 million yuan this year, and the increase of people’s income is expected to exceed 5 million yuan... 

Innovation in agricultural science and technology has provided strong support for the effective supply of agricultural and animal husbandry products in Tibet, increased the incomes of farmers and herdsmen and brought new hope and vitality to the snowy plateau, provided support for social and ecological stability in Tibet, and ensured the orderly progress of modernization in Tibet.