“The world’s sericulture industry looks to China, China’s sericulture industry looks to Guangxi, and Guangxi’s sericulture industry looks to Yizhou.” In recent years, Yizhou District has focused on the idea of “strengthening leaders, replenishing chains, gathering groups, grasping innovation, creating brands, and expanding markets” and has made every effort to build the “Hometown of Chinese Sericulture” with the goal of building a “New Silk Capital of China”. Coordinate and promote the entire industrial chain of primary, secondary and tertiary industries of sericulture and silk to promote high-quality development of the sericulture industry.
Recently, the Pingcun Cocoon Purchasing Station in Desheng Town welcomed the last batch of cocoons this year, and the surrounding villagers continued to load bags of cocoons. Silkworm cocoons are coming for sale. Since the purchase price of silkworm cocoons has increased year-on-year this year, the income of villagers from sericulture has been greatly increased, marking a perfect symbol for mulberry and sericulture this year. This has also given everyone firm confidence in the prospects of the mulberry sericulture industry.
“The price of cocoons today is about 27 yuan (one pound). The quality of this batch of cocoons is still good, and the price is still OK. We sold more than 500 yuan today. A catty of cocoons costs about more than 10,000 yuan,” said Wei Shuqiang, a villager in Xinhui Village in the town.
In recent years, taking advantage of the national implementation of the strategic goal of “moving mulberry from the east to the west”, the sericulture industry in Yizhou District has developed rapidly. The existing mulberry orchard area is 380,000 acres, accounting for 13.09% of the mulberry orchard area in Guangxi. The annual output of fresh cocoons is 67,100 tons. The mulberry orchard area and silkworm cocoon output have ranked first among counties in the country for 17 consecutive years. In order to lead sericulture farmers to get rich by raising sericulture, Yizhou District combined actual conditions and used demonstrations to drive the overall development of the industry, and built a 10,000-acre Liu Sanjie sericulture demonstration area in Ping Village, Desheng Town. The demonstration area covers co-breeding of small silkworms, factory-based sericulture, The exhibition of mulberry culture and the display and application of sericulture equipment will be built into a modern characteristic agricultural demonstration area that focuses on planting mulberry and raising sericulture, taking into account the comprehensive development of sericulture industrial resources, ecological leisure tourism, and cultural science education, and integrates one, two, and three into one. pastoral complex demonstration area.
At the same time, Yizhou District continues to extend the industrial chain, and there are currently 15 enterprises focusing on the comprehensive development and utilization of sericulture resources such as mulberry trees, silkworm excrement, and cocoons. . Forming “mulberry – silkworm – cocoon – silk – silk – clothing” “mulberry tree (fruit) – mulberry branches (edible fungi, alkaloid extraction, biopower generation) – mulberry leaf tea (mulberry leaf solid drink) – mulberry wine” “lower cocoon” (Waste silk)-silk quilt””silkworm chrysalis-feed (food)” and other industrial chains, Guangxi Wuhe Boao Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is the first country in the country to use mulberry branches to extract the modern natural anti-diabetic traditional Chinese medicine “mulberry branch alkaloids”. This year Collect 2,000 tons of mulberry branches at 800 yuan per ton. The production and processing of Wuhe Boao Company will further increase the income of farmers and increase the fiscal and tax revenue of Yizhou District.
“We at Guangxi Wuhe Boao have spent 23 years from discovering that the total alkaloids of mulberry branches have hypoglycemic functions to now forming the finished product, which has been very difficult. . We obtained the new certification in March last year, and now we are officially producing and launching it. Extracting alkaloids from mulberry branches is also an important step towards high-tech industry from traditional waste.” Guangxi Wuhe Boao Pharmaceutical Huang Mei, deputy general manager and quality director of the company, said this.
Yizhou currently has 17 cocoon and silk processing enterprises (industrial enterprises above designated size), 15 enterprises that comprehensively develop and utilize sericulture resources, and 30 others have been registered. There are many well-known local trademarks and brands. “Yizhou Silkworm Cocoon” has been recognized as a national geographical indication and won the first batch of regional public brands for Guangxi agricultural products. At present, the focus is on promoting the construction of the entire cocoon and silk industry chain and other projects. In accordance with the overall industrial development plan of the country and autonomous regions, we will closely adhere to the goal of cultivating a 100-billion-yuan silk industry cluster, focus on building the “Core Area of China’s New Silk City”, make every effort to build the “Hometown of China’s Sericulture”, and coordinate the promotion of silkworm and silk products. Industrial integration development; accelerate the planning and construction of industrial parks and promote the development of Qianyi Silk Industrial Park.
Yuan Yi, administrative director of Guangxi Jialian Silk Co., Ltd., said: “Guangxi’s cocoon production accounts for more than 50% of the country’s total, and Yizhou’s cocoon production The proportion in Guangxi is also about 20%. It can be said that Yizhou’s silkworm cocoons have become a national benchmark, but Yizhou’s mulberry cocoon industry chain needs to be improved. We hope to introduce and implement cocoon and silk printing, dyeing and printing projects , and also build a silk industrial park, which can attract more silk companies to settle in Yizhou, forming a silk industry center with Yizhou as the center, covering Guangxi, Guangdong and Southeast Asia, and taking advantage of the Belt and Road Initiative to form a silk industry center radiating around the world.”