Promoting industrialization of agriculture in Xingtai, Hebei

Poverty alleviation depends on projects.

Zhang Zhifeng Li Kai

08 November 2018, 08:23 source: People's Daily - People's daily

"Back to the big tree, let's enjoy the cool!" Li Suting, a village in Yan Li village, Nanhe County, Xingtai, Hebei, was once a poor household in the establishment of the archives. After the work of the local Jinsha River group group, the daily wage was 50 yuan, and its 2 mu land was transferred to the base at an annual rent of more than 2000 yuan. There are 45 poor households in the village, like her, who are off the hook by the project.

In recent years, Xingtai, Hebei, based on the advantages of agricultural resources, has actively explored a new path to promote the precise poverty alleviation by means of agricultural industrialization. It has developed 5 state-level key agricultural industrialization leading enterprises, 64 provincial leading enterprises and 410 municipal leading enterprises, and has 13 trademarks of agricultural products in China, and the rate of agricultural industrialization has reached 70.3%. While promoting the transformation from traditional agriculture to modern agriculture as a whole, poverty alleviation households have increased income projects and everyone has got rid of poverty.

In recent years, Xingtai has arranged and won over 200 million yuan of financial funds at all levels. A batch of processing projects has been developing rapidly and the degree of intensive processing has been greatly improved. This year, there are 157 projects with a total investment of more than 10 million yuan.

"Big projects have created jobs, and farmers are getting jobs nearby so that they can shake off poverty." The deputy director of the Xingtai Municipal Agriculture Bureau, Lu Zeng Zeng, said that while helping to expand the leading industries of poverty alleviation, the government also launched vocational training for farmers, increased efforts to nurture new rural business entities, and guided enterprises to provide free training for skills and safety for local people, helping farmers to become industrial workers. According to Zhang Fengzhen, director of the Poverty Alleviation Office of Xingtai, 221 thousand people in the whole city have been out of poverty through agricultural industrialization in the past 3 years.

People's daily (08 November 2018, 12 Edition)

(Editor: Yang Yang (Intern), Yin Shen)

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