CHINA Targeted poverty alleviation reaps sweet fruits


Targeted poverty alleviation reaps sweet fruits

By Yang Yan and Hou Linliang | People's Daily app

12:03, January 10, 2019

Famous for its peaches and kiwi fruits, China’s Changputang village has achieved an annual output of 13 million kilograms of fruit, and has reached an average net income of 8,600 yuan ($1,260) per year.


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The village is located on the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Central China’s Hunan Province. 

On November 3, 2013, residents of the poor village welcomed a special guest: President Xi Jinping, during his inspection tour. 

Xi pointed out that poverty alleviation should be a combination of agriculture, villages, farmers, basic public services and ecological environment to enhance the comprehensive agricultural production capacity and overall quality.

For years after the visit, the village insisted on the road to overcoming poverty and achieving prosperity by relying on science and technology, opening up the market and making a bigger and better fruit industry. 


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In 2016, Changputang Village merged with the surrounding villages and established a new one.

Since 2014, 119 households in the village were lifted out of poverty.

In 2017, about 90 percent of the fruit farmers earned over 30,000 yuan, and about 90 percent have set up new buildings. Targeted poverty alleviation reaped sweet fruits in this village.

(Compiled by Bao Han)

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