Guizhou Anshun Chinese Herbal Medicine Project Director: Ren Yunhu
Volunteers: Hu Yinghong, Yu Mingjin
The 35th SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project was launched in Xixiu District, Anshun, Guizhou. Ping’an volunteers, General Manager Hu Yinghong and Yu Mingjin, together with their team, went into the villages to verify the households’ information. Project director Ren Yunhu led 20 poverty-stricken farmers to plant polygonatum, which nourishes the kidneys and lungs, tonifies the spleen and strengthens Qi. Thanks also go to the local government for their recommendation and support.
The left photo above: The site of the project kick-off meeting.
The right photo above: The volunteers were in villages to verify the households’ information.
Shanghai Qingpu Vegetable Project Director: Chen Junfang
Volunteers: Li Jinhui, Gu Daying
The 34th SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project, also the first in Shanghai, is located in Linjia Village, Qingpu District, Shanghai. Volunteers Mrs. Li Jinhui and Gu Daying conducted a love visit, while project directors Chen Junfang and Zhang Ruijie would lead 10 poverty-stricken farmers to plant green vegetables and build a new modern countryside.
The left photo above: Project director Chen Junfang was introducing the project to the households at the launch meeting.
The right photo above: The two volunteers received volunteer certificates from SSCLF.
Anhui Jixi Edible Fungi Project Director：Hu Yongzheng, Hu Yonglu
Volunteers: Aiwu Chen, Wen Qin
The 33rd SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project was launched in Jixi County, Xuancheng. Ping’an volunteer, General Manager Chen Aiwu, together with the team, carefully investigated and verified the project. Project directors Hu Yongzheng and Hu Yonglu will lead 10 poverty-stricken farmers to grow edible fungi, enabling them to return to their families and embark on a virtuous cycle of prosperity through hard work. Thanks also go to Anhui Agriculture Committee for the recommendation.
The left photo above: The site of the kicking-off meeting.
The right photo above: The symposium between Ping’an volunteer and project households.
Anhui Guangde Rice Project Director: Lu Shiping
Volunteers: Chen Aiwu, Qin Wen
In this quarter, the main tasks of the 10 project households are field drainage, fertilization, plant protection, drought resistance, harvesting and sales of the first crop of ratoon rice. The yield of ratoon rice amounts to 500 kg / mu, with the sales price reaching up to 133 yuan / 50 kg, which is 18 yuan / 50 kg higher than that of last year. In August, the cooperative invited experts from the Municipal Agricultural Technology Service Centre to guide rice planting technology and help project households solve the difficulties encountered in rice planting.
The left photo above: Project household Yin Youquan was harvesting rice.
The right photo above: Project household Zhou Wenguo was using the harvester.
Anhui Huangshan Organic Rice Project Director: Xu Haibo
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu
This quarter, the main task of the 30 project households in Phase 2 is to harvest paddy rice.
The left photo above: Project household Jiang Yuzhang was harvesting paddy rice.
The right photo above: Project household Yu Jiahou was harvesting paddy rice.
Zhengan County Miaotang Zhengxin Bamboo Project Director: Luo Xin
Volunteers: Zhang Jiaqi, Zhao Wanbin, Li Zongshu
Thanks to SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project, fresh bamboo shoots were able to be exported to Shanghai. Project household Lu Wenhao picked bamboo shoots and handed them to the cooperative, which greatly increased his family’s income.
The photos above: Project households were selling bamboo.
Anhui Anqing Water Bamboo Project Director: Wang Yanhua
Volunteers: Wang Peng, Ye Fei
The main tasks of the project households are harvest, sale and emasculation of water bamboo. On August 15, the cooperative invited Yu Feifei, researcher of Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhu Xianjie, director of vegetable station of Yuexi County Vegetable Office, and Chen Jianxin, director of Seed Station, to train members of 10 project households.
The left photo above: Project household Peng Shifu was processing and selecting water bamboo.
The right photo above: Project household Duan Jiecai was emasculating and selecting the seedlings of water bamboo.
Chongqing Chengkou County Chinese Bee Project Director: Fan Zhongfu
Volunteers: Tu Jingsong, Huang Yangjian, Liu Xiantao
The main work of the project households this quarter is to gather honey. The average amount of honey collected by each household has reached up to 100 kg, with the income of 18,000 yuan. The cooperative organized training programmes for households to take part in relevant training activities on how to take honey and how to keep it after filtering.
The left photo above: Project director Xu Tangbi and his wife were gathering honey.
The right photo above: After selling honey, project director Yang Xiubi helped to pack and deliver the honey in the cooperative.
Anhui Huangshan Green Tea Project Director: Fang Guoqiang
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu
The main work of 22 households of phase 2 this quarter is tea tree pruning and tea garden weeding.
The left photo above: The process of tea garden weeding.
The right photo above: Tea processing scene.
Hubei Wuhan Honey Project Director: He Dehua
Volunteers: Zhan Xiaoqing, Zhang Desheng
From July to mid August, 21 project households collected honey of vitex negundo and medlar honey. From mid August to September, bee colony breeding was prepared for overwintering, while some project households carried out bee colony replacement and mite control. On September 15, the cooperative held a small training meeting for 15 people with the theme of precautions for bee breeding in autumn.
The left photo above: Project director He Dehua conducted a training on the tips of bee breeding in autumn.
The right photo above: Medlar honey brought by project household Xiong Guocheng from Qinghai.
Chongqing Xiushan Chinese Bee Project Director: Bai Tianshu
Volunteer: Guo Sheng
The main work of the project households this quarter is the management of bee breeding and honey gathering. The third quarter is the season of bee breeding and honey harvest. The project households have bred 300 groups of bees with 3 tons of honey harvested, worth more than 450,000 yuan.
The left photo above: Project director Bai Tianshu was guiding project household Yao Dexiao on bee breeding precautions.
The right photo above: Guo Sheng, Ping’an volunteer and Project director Bai Tianshu were discussing the project implementation progress.
Chongqing Xiushan Red Kiwi Project Director: Yang Jing
Volunteer: Guo Sheng
The main work of this quarter is kiwifruit picking and selling. On September 1, the cooperative conducted kiwi picking, grading and management training for project households.
The left photo above: Project household Yi Chunzhi was picking the kiwi.
The right photo above: The fruit sorting machine was sorting the kiwi.
Anhui Chuzhou Glutinous Rice Project Director: Xuan Youlin
Volunteers: Li Wei, Hu Yong, Wang Wei, Su Peng
The main work of this quarter is the comprehensive control of “three injurious insects and two plant diseases” in the rupturing period of rice.
On July 25, all the 20 project households participated in the meeting on rice sheath blight control organized by the cooperative.
The left photo above: Project household Jiang Fuming’s aerial control in his field.
The right photo above: Project household Zhang Jianchang’s exuberant rice growth.
Guizhou Qiannan Apple Peach Project Director: Dai Jun
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Zhang Qi
In this quarter, project households are mainly engaged in fruit tree pest and disease control and topdressing. On July 28, the cooperative organized 20 households of the second phase to visit and learn the mode of excellent orchards of the first phase, and gathered in the cooperative to learn the grading, packaging and transportation of fruits.
The left photo above: The project director Dai Jun was discussing with households Ju Chuanliu and Chen Chunzhi.
The right photo above: Project household Chen Chunzhi was working on pest control in her orchard.
Guizhou Qiannan Edible Fungi Project Director: Chen Jinbang
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Wang Ju
The main work of the project households this quarter is the daily management of Edible Fungi collection and inoculation. The cooperative and the Edible Fungi Institute of Lishui Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences have established cooperation on Industry-Academia-Research. Director Ying Guohua, expert enjoying the special allowance of the State Council, has visited the base three times a year.
The left photo above: Rice harvester purchased by project household Yang Gan.
The right photo above: The Lentinus edodes planted by the project households.
Guangxi Hechi Silkworm and Dragon Fruit Project Director: Huang Ruibiao
Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming
The main work of the project households this quarter is to prune dragon fruit branches. Altogether 4 batches of fruit have been harvested, with a total of over 140,000 kg. The fruit sells well with the average price of 7 yuan / kg.
The left photo above: the luxuriant dragon fruit.
The right photo above: The Private Bank of Ping An Bank has purchased 110,000 yuan worth of dragon fruit.
Shandong Weifang Hawthorn Project Director: Ma Yongcheng
Volunteers: Zhang Jian, Ye Fudong, Hao Puyan and Gong Xiaofei
In this quarter, the project households have carried out various works on hawthorn, including fruit thinning, pest control, fertilization and irrigation. Hawthorn trees of some of the project households have matured and entered the picking period.
The left photo above: Project household Hu Jing was picking the hawthorn.
The right photo above: Project household Ma Yongshan was picking the hawthorn.
Southeast Guizhou Uncaria Rhynchophylla Project Director: Wu Zengxian
Volunteers: Dai Guangyue, Shen Yangfan
Based on the success of the first phase of the baton project, the preparation of the second phase is now in progress. In this quarter, the main work of 10 project households is Uncaria Rhynchophylla pinching. On September 10, the project households were organized to participate in the training of Chinese herbal medicine planting technology.
The left photo above: Project household Wu Mingan’s Uncaria Rhynchophylla planting base.
The right photo above: Project household Wu Shiheng’s Uncaria Rhynchophylla planting base.
Jiangxi Xinyu Kirin Watermelon Project Director: Chen Xiaohong
Volunteer: Wu Meinan
The main work of project households this quarter is watermelon seedling transplanting, seedling care, pruning and pollination.
The left photo above: The cooperative organized project households to train high yield cultivation techniques in the field.
The right photo above: Project household Zhang Yunxiu was pruning watermelon seedlings.
Hubei Wuhan Artemisia Project Director: Zhou Houbing
Volunteers: Zhan Xiaoqing, Zheng Jun
The main work for the project households this quarter is fall Artemisia Selengensis cuttage and growth management. In August, the cooperative organized training on Artemisia Selengensis pest control for project households.
The photo above: The Artemisia Selengensis planted by project household Zhou Yong.
Sichuan Jintang Organic Vegetable Project Director: Chen Xiaohui
Volunteers: Wang Zhenfang, Li Ping
In this quarter, the main work of the project households is to plant and sell summer vegetables such as soybeans and tomatoes. The price of main varieties of soybeans is 2.8-3.6 yuan / kg.
The photo above: On July 28, the cooperative organized project households to participate in the training activities on vegetable product quality and safety in Jintang county in 2020.
Guangxi Yulin Guava Project Director: Xuan Xianjing
Volunteer: Yu Zhijian
The main tasks of the 20 project households this quarter are picking and packaging the guava.
The left photo above: The fertilization process.
The right photo above: Project household Xuan Yao was packaging the guava.
Thanks to: Lu Jiaxian and Gao Wenying Special Fund, Anxin Trust Special Fund, Hugeleaf Special Fund, Relay China Special Fund, Jiaqing Special Fund, Kailong Special Fund, Bank of East Asia Special Fund, Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Special Fund, etc. under the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation, and also Mr. Xu Bingsen and Mrs. Shen Meide from Taiwan, for their strong support to Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project.