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Across China: Sharing farmland: a new model for rural poverty-relief

Across China: Sharing farmland: a new model for rural poverty-relief
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It is the season for sowing autumn rice, yet Qiu Huihong, a farmer in south China’s Guangdong Province, is already feeling the joy of a good harvest. Thanks to the poverty-relief project, Happiness Sharing Farm, the 45-year-old farmer is likely to escape poverty. Last month, Qiu rented out 0.13 hectare of his contracted farmland to the newly-launched Happy Sharing Farm at a price of 1,000 yuan (146.4 U.S. dollars) per year. In addition to the rent, Qiu can also save costs, about 1,000 yuan, in buying seeds and fertilizers, and earn an extra of 1,000 yuan by working on the farm as an employee in the main farming seasons.

Read the full story at http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/04/c_137368221.htm

Source: Xinhua

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