Pigs raising cooperative founded in Yunnan to alleviate poverty

Source:Xinhua| 2017-05-21 18:49:29|Editor: Mengjie


Combo photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows Yang Jianmei (R) with her daughter-in-law and grandson in their pig farm (up) and in their new house (bottom) at Jiaju Village of Yunlong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Yang's five-member family, raising over 120 pigs now, got a net income of over 200,000 yuan (29,000 U.S. dollars) in 2016. To improve the living conditions and income for poverty-stricken villagers, mainly of Bai ethnic group living on farming in the mountains, local government founded pigs raising cooperative in 2013 under the support of country's poverty alleviation policy. More than 1,300 households have got benefits from the cooperative, which offers information and services on breeds, technology, forage, epidemic prevention and sales. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

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KEY WORDS: poverty