China News Service, Lanzhou, September 23 (Reporter Ding Si) Walked into the fruit and vegetable greenhouse in the Gobi Desert, observed the indoor temperature, lightly touched the fruit covered with branches, and shuttled through the aisles in the shed... This is a 63-year-old Taiwanese. The things that Gu Yaotang repeats many times a day are also the lifestyle he feels most comfortable and relaxing. He does not regret his determination to come to the mainland from Taipei 2 years ago again and "move west" to Gansu to investigate investment. "I am I like agriculture, I like this land."
Gansu has complex topography and landforms, diverse climate types, and has multiple potentials for the development of "modern silk road agriculture in cold and drought".
Due to the characteristics of drought and high cold, long hours of light, and large temperature difference between day and night, agricultural products have both green and organic quality advantages.
Gansu has now formed a modern silk road cold and drought agricultural industrial system with six key industries of "One Belt, Five Districts" and "Beef, Sheep, Vegetable, Fruit and Potato Medicine".
The picture shows the Taiwan dragon fruit variety introduced by Gu Yaotang, which was successfully planted in Gulang.
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These unique advantages have been "in the eyes and in the heart" by Gu Yaotang, who has been deeply farming in mainland China for many years.
In the 1990s, he came to Shandong, Yunnan and other places to engage in agricultural foreign trade cultivation, and sold high-quality agricultural products such as broccoli, colored peppers, and mushrooms to all over the world.
In 2006, due to personal health reasons, he returned to Taiwan for more than 10 years of training. He opened a steakhouse in Taipei and his business was very impressive.
"I like agriculture very much, and my biggest interest is to try new varieties in the land." Gu Yaotang, who came to Fumin New Village, Gobitan, Gulang County, Wuwei City, Gansu Province, was busy in the greenhouse for nearly two years. He accepted it on the 23rd. A reporter from China News Service recalled his story of being a "modern farmer" on the mainland.
At the beginning of 2020, under the recommendation of Wang Shiwen, a Taiwanese businessman who grows edible fungi in Gulang, a heart of "being a farmer" was once again ignited. Gu Yaotang came to Gulang from Taipei without telling his family, and his heart was "placed here." On the Gobi Desert, it is too suitable for the development of modern agricultural planting."
"Agriculture is a very long investment. It needs bit by bit accumulation and care." In Gu Yaotang's view, the large temperature difference between day and night and long light hours are the advantages of local crop development, but it is accompanied by the "temperature drop in the shed" Disadvantages such as "fast, unsustainable heat preservation" have also appeared one after another.
"This requires technology to domesticate it, and farmers need to accumulate experience and overcome difficulties." He said that in order to maintain a certain temperature in the shed, he uses charcoal burning and light bulb lighting to increase the temperature, and cares for the crops like a child.
After more than a year of exploration, at present, Gu Yaotang has built more than 200 solar greenhouses in Gulang, mainly planting fruits and vegetables such as colored peppers, tomatoes, melons, and successfully planted Taiwanese red dragon fruit on this Gobi desert. This year, the fruit was successfully sold and was "empty ordered" locally.
Nowadays, these fruits and vegetables are still taking advantage of the “Belt and Road” construction to take the China-Europe train and ship them to Russia, Dubai and other places. The development of the Central and Western Asia and European markets has become the goal of the future.
"Achieving these results is hard-won. This is a combination of Taiwan's fine agriculture and the mainland's silk road cold and drought agricultural technology. We hope to share these results with local farmers and make common prosperity together." Gu Yaotang said every time. During the fruit and vegetable picking season, there are more than a hundred local women working here, so that they can find jobs at home and increase their income. He also teaches planting techniques to some people, so that local farmers can act as "technical stewards" in greenhouses.
Sun Yongrui, a Taiwanese businessman who raises chickens in Yuzhong, Gansu, is explaining the hatching process of chickens to the children at his "Good Fresh Farm".
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Coincidentally, the Taiwanese-based Gansu Wenwen Mushroom Biotechnology Co., Ltd. has been in Gulang for more than 2 years, and it has driven many surrounding villagers to achieve stable employment.
Yang Guofeng, a Gulang villager, has been working in the Wenwen Fungus Industry Factory for two years. He has mastered the full set of mushroom planting technology and is responsible for the management of the plant. His monthly salary is 5,000 yuan. At the same time, he has contracted 5 greenhouses to grow oyster mushrooms, each for one year. There is an income of 20,000 yuan.
Recently, a reporter from China News Agency followed the Taiwan Affairs Office of Gansu Province to visit Taiwanese companies settled in Gansu and found that the unique climate resources of the northwest gave the local agricultural products a unique taste and attracted Taiwanese businessmen to "shift westward" to develop aquaculture.
From Hualien, Taiwan, across the mountains and seas to Gansu, Taiwan’s "new farmer" Sun Yongrui is one of them.
"We have been raising chickens in Qingdao for 8 years. As Taiwanese businessmen recommended that there are many opportunities for the development of agriculture in the west, the sooner we come, the better." said Sun Yongrui, 43-year-old head of Gansu Haoxiansheng Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., in addition to Taiwan Chinese herbal medicine breeding technology has been promoted to the western part of the mainland. The company has also promoted various public welfare projects such as applicable technology research and development, children's nature education, and sustainable living advocacy to help local people get rich together and rebuild the harmonious development of rural and urban communities.
So far, Gansu has registered a total of 328 Taiwan-funded enterprises with a total investment of US$810 million.
Sun Zhizhong, director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of Gansu Province, said that various policies and measures that benefit the people of Taiwan will continue to be implemented, combined with Gansu's natural endowment and the province's industrial policy orientation, and guide the development of Taiwanese enterprises in accordance with regional advantages, industrial characteristics, and market needs.
Focusing on the concerns of Taiwanese businessmen and enterprises, intensifying the reform of "delegation, regulation and service" to further optimize the business environment.
Share the opportunities of the “Belt and Road” construction, promote the integration of Taiwanese enterprises into the Western Development, the ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, continue to strengthen investment attraction, encourage Taiwan-funded enterprises to transfer to the western region and expand the domestic demand market.