With the World Food Day approaching, in the central grain depot of Zhongshan Grain Reserve Management Co Ltd (ZSGR), a group of "grain keepers" try their best to safeguard "the granary of Zhongshan" by heart.
Starting from mid-June, the central grain depot has seen peak grain storage and warehousing traffic every day: large trucks with grain shuttle between warehouses, and golden rice and wheat flow along various conveyor belts. Here, a tough battle to create a robust reserve of grain is underway.
A technician in the grain depot repairs a conveyor belt.
Two "grain keepers" check the quality of the grain in front of the cleaning machine.
Quality inspection and sample evaluation are underway in the Zhongshan Grain Storage Quality Inspection Center.
A "grain keeper" checks ground-level storage containers, which are well ventilated and mildew proof.
Transportation workers feed grain along the conveyor belt.
Staff patrol the warehouses regularly to ensure strict implementation of grain storage standards.
A worker shovels the grain onto the conveyor belt. [Photo by Yu Zhaoyu]