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Mango Industry Leads Baise onto the Bright “Mango” Road to Rural Revitalization

Baise Fruit Industry Development Center

BAISE, China, Apr. 11, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– Baise City in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is one of the major mango producing areas in China. After 40 years of development, it has become the “golden key” to prosperity for the people in Baise. In recent years, leveraging its advantages in mango cultivation areas, Baise has rapidly formed a robust industrial chain. According to Baise Fruit Industry Development Center, in 2023, the total mango area in Baise reached 1.37 million mu (roughly 913.33 square kilometers), accounting for approximately 24.19% of the total mango area in China; the output was 1.25 million tons, representing about 27.8% of the total national mango production, with a comprehensive output value of 19.2 billion yuan. The continuous breakthrough of double “million” targets in planting area and output has made Baise the largest mango production base among prefecture-level cities in the country.

Mango planting, as a labor-intensive industry, has played an important role in national strategies such as poverty alleviation and rural revitalization. In the main mango-producing area of Baise, relying on 9 autonomous region-level leading enterprises, 27 core mango planting demonstration areas at the county level and above have been established, which integrates sightseeing tourism and leisure. The demonstration areas at the autonomous region, city, and county levels have played a full role in driving the economic growth in surrounding areas, lifting nearly 200,000 people out of poverty. In 2016, at the National Industry Poverty Alleviation Conference, Guangxi mango became one of the top ten characteristic industry poverty alleviation examples promoted nationwide; in 2020, “Guangxi Tiandong: Technology Leads Green Drive – Mango Turns into Gold” was selected as one of the 100 typical cases of industry poverty alleviation by the State Council Poverty Alleviation Office.

Baise has played the “Technology Card” effectively. The rapid development of planting, output, and output value has stimulated the intrinsic power of the research and development system. Focusing on key issues in the seed industry, Baise has not only built a big data platform for the mango industry but also implemented projects for digitalizing this industry and established a smart cloud platform to develop digital agriculture. In addition, efforts have been intensified to enhance germplasm resources, focusing on research in mango breeding technology and germplasm innovation, new technologies for facility planting, and a total of 107,000 farmers have been trained.

Baise has used the “Industry Card” effectively. As of 2023, the city had introduced 14 enterprises for deep processing of mangoes. The city’s capacity for deep processing of mangoes has reached 300,000 tons, with an output value exceeding 1.5 billion yuan, significantly increasing the added value of products. Simultaneously, it has established the largest mango deep processing production area in the country. In 2023, at the China Mango Industry Development Conference held in Baise, Baise mango, with a brand value of 10.556 billion yuan, ranked 32nd on the national regional brand (geographical indication) top 100 list.

Baise has played the “Service Card” effectively. By constructing logistics cold chain and sorting bases, introducing logistics companies such as SF Express, Sanke, and CIMC to build large-scale warehousing logistics, adding 152,000 tons of room temperature warehousing capacity and 58,000 tons of low-temperature warehousing capacity, it has enhanced its capacity of risk control for the mango industry.

Baise, by creating a powerful characteristic mango industry cluster covering production, processing, circulation, research, and service, has developed “small mangoes” into a “big industry”.

Source: Baise Fruit Industry Development Center