|Female farmers from southwest China's Chongqing collect their vegetable. [China Women's News]|
Women farmers have made great contributions to China's history, especially in terms of the agricultural reform and rural development seen over the past few decades, according to a recent announcement.
This year, on September 23, the autumnal equinox of the lunar calendar, China celebrated Farmers Harvest Festival, which was the first ever State-level festival specially created for the profession.
Work related to agriculture, rural areas and farming is a top priority of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Farmers Harvest Festival aims to honor to farmers nationwide in recognition of their contributions and sacrifices.
Female farmers have now grown into an important force in the development of China's agriculture and the realization of rural revitalization.
They are involved in the cultivation of crops and animals, the management of professional cooperatives and e-commerce, the running of sight-seeing agriculture and large-scale plantations, and in the assistance of their fellow people in shaking off poverty.
|Female farmers from the city of Meizhou, in south China's Guangdong Province, transport their fresh pomelos in a farmland. [China Women's News]|
|Female farmers from Yingling, in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, give an artistic performance in celebrations of their harvest. [China Women's News]|
|Female performers from the county of Gu'an, in north China's Hebei Province, display local wickerwork, an intangible cultural heritage. [China Women's News]|
|Locals from the county of Deqing, in east China's Zhejiang Province, hold a performance in celebrations of the Chinese Farmers' Harvest Festival. [China Women's News]|
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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