Photo shows Tsering Tsomo picking cucumbers at Qonggyai Base. [China Tibet News/Lozang]
In Shannan City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the construction of "vegetable basket" (non-staple food supply) program started in 2017 and was completed in 2019, represented by Nedong Base and Qonggyai Base. There are over 700 greenhouses. Taking advantages of the integrated development of Lhasa and Shannan, vegetables in Shannan City could also be transported to Lhasa City, greatly boosting local supply. Moreover, thanks to the development of hi-tech agricultural techniques, Shannan has made great efforts to build a modern high-quality vegetable industrial chain, which increases the local income.