Promotion of Industrial Upgrading by Science and Technology and Increase of Farmers’ Income by Projects
On May 21, the annual assessment meeting of the " Demonstration Project on the Promotion of Fujian Agricultural Industry Upgrading by Science and Technology" and the project acceptance meeting were held at Xianzhilou Group headquarters building. Karl Schebesta, Director of the Food Systems Division of the Agricultural Development Department of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Zhou Shiju, deputy director of the Fujian Provincial Science and Technology Department, Liang Dan, former senior consultant of UNIDO, and Ma Jian, deputy representative of UNIDO's representative office in China, attended the meeting and heard reports.
At the meeting, leaders of project undertaking units including Zhang Yun, director of the Fujian Science and Technology Exchange Center, and Li Ye, Xianzhilou Group Chairman, respectively made project reports. According to the reports, the " Demonstration Project on the Promotion of Fujian Agricultural Industry Upgrading by Science and Technology" was established in 2015 in Fujian. It is the first project implemented by the UNIDO in Fujian and the first international organization project implemented by the Fujian Science and Technology System. As the leading agricultural enterprise in Fujian Province, Xianzhilou first took the project and was officially recognized by UNIDO as “a technology demonstration base for cultivation and processing of edible and medicinal fungi”, and constantly innovates in the cultivation of edible and medicinal reishi mushroom, project promotion and technology upgrading, brand promotion and market development, personnel training and targeted poverty alleviation, and strive to promote the sustainable development of related industries.
After listening to the report, Karl Schebesta, Director of UNIDO Agriculture Department, spoke highly of the implementation effects of the " Demonstration Project on the Promotion of Fujian Agricultural Industry Upgrading by Science and Technology" and stated that that was one of the most successful and effective projects which he has implemented in more than 20 countries around the world. He expressed the desire to further cooperate with Fujian Province. He affirmed that Xianzhilou can make rational use of project resources, carry out an in-depth cooperation with domestic and foreign research organizations, carry out scientific innovation and product research and development extensively, and successfully develop a variety of new products such as Ganoderma lucidum , American ginseng tea, and Ganoderma lucidum chocolate. He highly praised the efforts made by Xianzhilou in the inheritance of Ganoderma lucidum culture.
Later Zhou Shiju, the deputy director, introduced the achievements made by Fujian Province in the innovation of science and technology in the special agricultural industry and pointed out that the implementation of the demonstration project further enhanced the scientific and technological innovation capability of the leading agricultural enterprises in the province. It opened an international window for Fujian enterprises, and Xianzhilou has also played a good exemplary role in the implementation of the project. On the one hand, Xianzhilou leads the industry through technological innovation while consumers can be assured of the traceable and controllable product quality. On the other hand, the establishment of demonstration bases and the cultivation mode of “Company + Farm Households (Cooperation Associations) + Poverty Households” integrate precision poverty alleviation into the demonstration and promotion of Ganoderma lucidum industry, which realizes the knowledge transference of enterprises and creates employment opportunities for local people and maintains sustainable development of the agricultural industry. Xianzhilou plays a typical demonstrative role in achieving accurate poverty alleviation by utilizing the agricultural science and technology in Fujian province.
In the exchange, Chairman Li Ye also stated that although the project will soon receive acceptance and conclusion, it does not mean the activity of our industrial upgrading demonstration and promotion ends. Xianzhilou will continue to enhance the ability to innovate and establish a collaborative mechanism for production, learning, and research. Taking the opportunity of the International Ganoderma Lucidum Festival to promote and inherit the cultural connotation of Ganoderma lucidum, Xianzhilou will create new modes of development, new concepts, and new technologies for the modern Ganoderma lucidum industry, and promote the use of Ganoderma lucidum and benefit the mankind. By consistent upgrading and optimization of Ganoderma lucidum industry, Xianzhilou will create a new situation for the full development of modern Ganoderma lucidum culture and industry in China.