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The two-inch chili pepper from Zhecheng, Henan province, has become a popular product both domestically and internationally. With the cultivation of three varieties of cherry pepper, Zhecheng has gradually become an important center for pepper cultivation and distribution in China. The area of pepper cultivation in the region is 400,000 mu, and 200,000 people are employed in the pepper industry, resulting in 36,000 people being lifted out of poverty.
To increase the added value of the pepper production, Zhecheng has been exploring the possibilities of deep processing of chili peppers. By extending the production chain of the two-inch chili pepper, the region has seen an increase in production scale and profitability.
The Zhecheng chili pepper market is the largest market for dried chili pepper trading in China, with an annual sale of 700,000 tons of chili pepper. The pepper is distributed throughout the country and exported to more than 20 countries and regions, with an annual transaction volume of over 10 billion yuan.
The success of the Zhecheng chili pepper industry has not only brought economic development to the region but also contributed to poverty reduction. With the employment opportunities created by the industry, many people have been lifted out of poverty and have a better quality of life. The cultivation and distribution of chili peppers have become an important part of the local economy, and the region is now recognized as a significant center for pepper production in China.