Farm Products in Guizhou Help Beat Poverty
|Farmers enjoy a light moment with chilis harvested in Zunyi, Guizhou Province. [chinadaily.com.cn]|
Guizhou Province has become China's largest planting base for tea, chilis, blueberries, plums and Rosa roxburghii Tratt, according to the province's poverty alleviation and development office at a news conference in Guiyang on Tuesday.
|A woman in traditional costume picks Rosa roxburghii Tratt in Liupanshui, Guizhou Province. [chinadaily.com.cn]|
To promote the rural industrial revolution, the province selected 12 agriculture-related industries with local advantages and took steps to alleviate poverty.
|Tea leaves are picked on a farm in Guizhou Province. [chinadaily.com.cn/Gao Qiang]|
It also began formulating quality standards and technical specifications to get quality products to market.
|A woman of the Gelao ethnic group picks blueberries in Majiang County, Guizhou Province. [chinadaily.com.cn]|
From January to September this year, sales of products that help poor people in Guizhou reached 10.27 billion yuan (US 1.52 billion dollars), benefiting more than 1.1 million impoverished people in 83 counties and districts.
Zhao Yandi in Guiyang contributed to this story.
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