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Discovering China’s agricultural traditions

This is China | Episode 5

The northeast plain of China is rich with black soil, the most fruitful soil on Earth, which is often called the ‘granary of mankind’. Lishu County is lucky to have such kind of soil: and is a centre for corn growing in China. The largest autumn harvest festival, or the ‘Farmers’ Olympics’, is held here. Visitors from across the country observe and rate exhibits of farmers’ labour. The head of the corn cooperative Han Fengxiang enjoys the attention and the title of Corn Princess. Learn more about Chinese agricultural traditions in another episode of the This is China series.