Henan's Grain Output Tops 65 Billion Kilograms for 5 Consecutive Years
Video provided to dahe.cn shows wheat harvested in Ruzhou city of Henan province.
Henan province, a major agricultural province and an important grain producer in China, has spared no efforts to ensure sufficient cultivated land under the trinity comprehensive regulatory system about quantity, quality and ecology of cultivated land.
So far, Henan has saw its cultivated land area stabilize at over 110 million mu (1 mu equals 0.067 hectares) while sown area over 160 million mu, ranking 3rd and 2nd respectively in China, said the Department of Natural Resources of Henan Province on June 24. Besides, Henan has developed 75.80 million mu of high-standard farmland and built 78.45 million mu of functional zones for grain production across the province, with the average cultivated land quality reaching 7.42 (China classifies its cultivated land quality into 15 grades, of which grade 1 is the best while 15 the worst), 2.54 higher than the national average, and the agricultural mechanization rate hitting 86.3 percent, ensuring a stable and high yield.
It is worth noting that Henan's total grain output has exceeded 130 billion jin (1 jin equals 0.5 kg) for 5 consecutive years, of which over 70 billion jin was contributed by wheat. Besides, Henan contributes over 60 billion jin of raw grain and manufactured products to other provinces every year, strongly boosting China's food security.
同时，河南粮食总产量连续5年稳定在1300亿斤以上，小麦产量稳定在700亿斤以上，每年外调600亿斤原粮及制成品，为保障国家粮食安全发挥了“压舱石”作用。（中文来源/河南日报 记者/李运海 编译/赵汉青 何蒙贺 审校/丁岚）