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Village goes nuts, and then gets rich

China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-13 08:22

KUNMING - Li Zhizhong may not be able to locate Australia on a map, but he is a master at cultivating Australian macadamia nuts.

Li, 63, has devoted more than a decade of his life to the 2 hectares of macadamias he grows in Mengzhi village in Yunnan province. The village is among the largest production areas for macadamias in China thanks to locals who brought Australian seedlings there more than 20 years ago.

"We used to grow corn and potatoes, but we didn't make much money," Li said. "With macadamias, we all became rich."

Village goes nuts, and then gets rich

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