Amidst the cool autumn air, tens of thousands of roses are in full bloom at an automated smart greenhouse located in Fuhan Township, northwest China’s Gansu Province. The greenhouse is one of three such facilities of a Flower Port project of Linxia Yinong Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Investment Co., Ltd., covering a total area of about 200,000 square meters in Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture. The project launched operations in October last year and has cultivated around 1.5 million rose seedlings so far.
Thanks to modern agricultural technologies, such as an automatic temperature and humidity control system and an integrated smart irrigation and fertilization system, this facility is capable of producing around 200,000 fresh-cut roses daily, earning the name “rose gigafactory” among the local community.
With an average elevation of 2,000 meters and abundant sunlight in a dry climate, the prefecture has become an excellent location for rose cultivation. In Fuhan Township, home to approximately 40,000 residents, the rose industry has enabled many local farmers to become industrial workers.
The company’s Flower Port project has now offered more than 500 employment opportunities for the locals, and Xu Shuqin is one of them. The daily work of the production line worker involves delicately placing thornless roses into paper boxes.
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