PHOTOS Pepino melon planting industry helps villagers get rid of poverty in SW China's Yunnan

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Pepino melon planting industry helps villagers get rid of poverty in SW China's Yunnan

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16:17, December 02, 2019

Villager Zhang Jianwei and his mother Huang Lanfang pick pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor

Villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang picks pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of h

Photo taken on Nov. 28, 2019 shows pepino melons planted in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of honeydew and cucumber, is

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 28, 2019 shows villager Zhang Jianwei heading for a farmers'' specialized cooperative to sell newly-picked pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popul

Villager Zhang Jianwei heads for a farmers'' specialized cooperative to sell pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit,

Villager Zhang Jianwei prepares to drive a tractor to sell the newly-picked pepino melons at a farmers'' specialized cooperative in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularit

Villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang wraps a pepino melon in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of

Villager Zhang Jianwei arranges pepino melons at his home in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of honeydew a

Villager Zhang Jianwei heads for a farmers'' specialized cooperative to sell pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit,

Villager Zhang Jianwei, his mother Huang Lanfangand father Zhang Guoxiang pose for a group photo in front of his new house in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Zhang rebuilt his house, which was dangerous before, in June 2018 with the support of local government. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015.

Villager Zhang Jianwei carries pepino melons at a farmers'' specialized cooperative in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a

Villager Zhang Jianwei selects pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of honeydew and cucumber,

Villager Zhang Jianwei and a staff from farmers'' specialized cooperative check the newly-picked pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the

Villager Zhang Jianwei heads for a farmers'' specialized cooperative to sell pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit,

Villager Zhang Jianwei loads the newly-picked pepino melons onto his tractor in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed f

Villager Zhang Jianwei selects pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of honeydew and cucumber,

Villager Zhang Jianwei and his mother Huang Lanfang transport the newly-picked pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit

Villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang picks pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of h

Villager Zhang Jianwei drives a tractor to pick pepino melons at his own field in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed

Villager Zhang Jianwei browses the online platform selling agricultural products in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mix

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 28, 2019 shows villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang picking pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fr

Villager Zhang Jianwei carries the newly-picked pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of honeyd

Photo taken on Nov. 28, 2019 shows the income of Villager Zhang Jianwei earned from the farmers'' specialized cooperative by selling pepino melons on that day in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help rais

Villager Zhang Jianwei browses the online platform selling agricultural products in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mix

Villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang picks pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed flavor of h

Villager Zhang Jianwei''s mother Huang Lanfang prepares to pick pepino melons in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit, with a mixed

Villager Zhang Jianwei, his mother Huang Lanfang and father Zhang Guoxiang watch TV at home in Luhua Village of Xijiekou Town, Shilin Yi Autonomous County, southwest China''s Yunnan Province, Nov. 28, 2019. Rows of shrubs bearing pepino melons spread over the stony desert in Luhua Village in southwest China''s Yunnan. It is the outcomes for locals to fight against the harsh environment and a success to lead a better life. On this stony desert in Luhua Village, it was hard to grow crops in the past. Locals chose to plant the pepino melon which is suitable for the land here and wished to have a good sale. But the pepino melon originated from South America was unknown to most of the Chinese customers. No one bought the fruit after the harvest. Good news came and the situation has changed since the end of 2015. Promotions, part of the poverty alleviation campaign, were rolled out to help raise the popularity and sales of the fruit. This fruit,

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