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NE China encouraging farmer entrepreneurs

Updated : 2016-02-06

By ( e.my399.com )

The city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province announced at a recent municipal government conference that it will have more policies to support farmers in starting a business and rules on professional skills training.

It also announced that it already has about 46,000 farmer start-ups in everything, from agricultural product processing to family farms to specialized peasant cooperatives, with more than 24,000 of them small to mid-sized and more than 11,000 in processing , and almost all of them involving planting, breeding, social services, labor supply, resource exploitation, or Internet Plus businesses.

One farmer in the village of Qiyi, near Harbin, Chen Honggang, who owns a rice store on China's biggest online retail site, Taobao, is one of the beneficiaries of the new rural e-commerce. More than 58 peasant households in the village have signed contracts with Chen to sell their products online.

The village received more than 120,000 orders this past year generating around 10-million yuan ($1.52 million) worth of business, and netting about 2-million.

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