A GOOD HAR­VEST ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD

China Daily (Canada) - - TIBET -

four years ago when a suc­cess­ful bar­ley wine com­pany moved into town.

“Ever since parts of my fields were rented by Tiany­oude, the bar­ley wine com­pany, my an­nual in­come gen­er­ated from those fields has dou­bled,” said Kalzang Wangyal.

Tra­di­tion­ally, most Ti­betans used do­mes­ti­cated yaks or cat­tle-yak to plow their fields, but re­cent ad­vances have helped boost pro­duc­tion and fur­ther im­proved the farm­ers’ lot.

“Seven years ago we adopted mod­ern ma­chin­ery in­stead of yaks, and thanks to this tech­nol­ogy, our work is not so hard and the pro­duc­tion yield has in­creased,” said Kalzang Dorje, an­other male vil­lager.

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