Guangxi celebrates 3rd Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival
The fish-catching competition held during the celebration. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The launching ceremony for the celebration of the third Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region took place on Sept 15 in Guilin's Quanzhou county.
The Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival was set up in 2018 and the festival is celebrated on the autumn equinox every year. This year's festival is running until September 17.
The fourth national farmers' sports and fitness competition was held during the launching ceremony and attracted nearly 300 representatives from around the country. In addition, a site meeting on China's farmer sports also took place.
In addition to a celebration of the upcoming harvest, this year's festival in Guangxi for 25 million local farmers will cover a variety of activities with distinctive local and ethnic characteristics, such as sports games, folk performances, farming experiences, product exhibitions and promotions, cultural display, as well as industrial forums.
Exhibitors make ciba, a glutinous rice cake, during the exhibition. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The exhibition features 1,000 booths, attracting more than 300 exhibitor companies and over 100 large purchasers.
This year's event has also applied live streaming to promote agricultural products for the first time to boost local agriculture development and increase the incomes of local farmers.
Guangxi has seen remarkable achievements in developing distinctive agriculture, with the industrial scale of products spanning fruit, silkworms, sugar cane, and jasmine tea ranking first in China. In addition, its high-quality agricultural products, including Baise mango and Liuzhou snail noodles, enjoy a strong international reputation.