Southeast Guizhou Tea Garden Chicken Raising Project Director: Hou Zhenghong
Volunteers: Dai Guangyue, Shen Yangfan
The 20 project households mainly worked on raising chicks this quarter, with 20,000 six-month-old Luhua chickens weighing up to 1.5 kg and entering egg production in April. The cooperative also organized training sessions for the project households on farming techniques.
The left photo above: The cooperative was organizing the project households to move the chicks out of the trucks.
The right photo above: Project household Pan Changsheng was carrying fodder to feed the chickens.
Southeast Guizhou Uncaria Rhynchophylla Project Director: Wu Zengxian
Volunteers: Dai Guangyue, Shen Yangfan
The main work of the 10 project households in Phase 2 was fertilization. At the beginning of March, the cooperative organized a two-day training activity for project households on Uncaria Rhynchophylla planting and post-management techniques.
The left photo above: Project household Wu Jiafan was transporting Uncaria Rhynchophylla to the cooperative for unified sale.
The right photo above: Project household Wu Shaofeng was organizing the cutting of Uncaria Rhynchophylla.
Anhui Anqing Green Tea Project Director: Wang Linmiao
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Ye Fei
The main work of the 23 project households in Phase 2 this quarter is tea garden construction and management.
The left photo above: Project household Li Wanggen was laying grass in the tea garden.
The right photo above: Project household Wang Xinye was working in the tea garden.
Guizhou Anshun Chinese Herbal Medicine Project Director: Ren Yunhu
Volunteers: Hu Yinghong, Yu Mingjin
This quarter, the main work of the 20 project households is to fertilize and take care of the planted Polygonatum.
The left photo above: Project households of the cooperative were fertilizing and taking care of the planted Polygonatum from January to February.
The right photo above: Project households were signing for the second batch of supplies on February 3, and project director Ren Yunhu was communicating with the project households.
Shanghai Qingpu Vegetable Project Director: Chen Junfang
Volunteers: Li Jinhui, Gu Daying
In this quarter, the growth condition of vegetables and other crops was affected by the cold weather and other environmental factors, but the market demand was still strong and the vegetables grown by the project households sold well with the help of the cooperative. Project households carried out a mutual discussion on the growth of agricultural products to meet the cold weather on January 22; also a summary meeting on agricultural products sales was held on February 10.
The left photo above: Project household Liu Jianzhong’s greenhouse of the toothed burclover.
The right photo above: The rooms and grounds being restored by project household Gu Liming.
Anhui Jixi Edible Fungi Project Director：Hu Yongzheng, Hu Yonglu
Volunteers: Yu Zhilai, Qin Wen
The main work of the 10 project households this quarter was water spraying, moisturizing, mushroom harvesting, among others. Mushrooms were harvested twice, with the production reached 60% of the total and sales entering the peak season. Each household’s sales reached over 35,000 RMB.
The left photo above: Project household Fang Shunhua was managing mushrooms in the greenhouse.
The right photo above: Project household Feng Yunxin was putting in order the picked fresh edible mushrooms.
Anhui Guangde Rice Project Director: Lu Shiping
Volunteers: Yu Zhilai, Wu Jianguo
The main task for the 10 project households this quarter is to wait for the spring planting and purchase seeds, pesticides and fertilizers.
On March 2, the cooperative organized training for project households on how to select and breed high-quality rice seeds, how to germinate rice seeds effectively and choose the right time for sowing.
The left photo above: The new house built by project household Qian Hong.
The right photo above: Project household Yin Youquan has improved his quality of life after participating in the project. The whole family took a photo to record the happy moments on his son's wedding day.
Anhui Huangshan Organic Rice Project Director: Xu Haibo
Volunteers: Cheng Wu
The main work of the 30 project households in Phase 2 this quarter is to prepare for cultivation, repair and maintain farm equipment, clear ditches and drainage in the fields, and prepare production materials.
The left photo above: Project households Jiao Jinyou and Yu Jiahou were participating in planting training.
The right photo above: Ditch cleaning and drainage in the field.
Anhui Anqing Water Bamboo Project Director: Wang Yanhua
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Ye Fei
This quarter, project households were mainly working on tilling, preparing the field and planting seedlings. On March 12, Zhang Qi’an and Yu Feifei, researchers of the Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, went to the base to train 10 project households on the cultivation techniques of water bamboo .
The left photo above: Project household Zhu Shuangquan was putting down organic fertilizer.
The right photo above: Project household Chu Chengfa was leveling the water bamboo field.
Chongqing Chengkou County Chinese Bee Project Director: Fan Zhongfu
Volunteers: Tu Jingsong, Huang Yangjian, Liu Yantao
The main work of the 10 project households in this quarter was early spring propagation of Chinese bees and preparation of beehives for honey bee splitting.
The left photo above: Project household Tang Yihua was making beehives by hand.
The right photo above: Project household Yan Faming was managing Chinese bee breeding in early spring.
Anhui Huangshan Green Tea Project Director: Fang Guoqiang
Volunteer: Cheng Wu
The 22 project households in Phase 2 were mainly working on fertilizing tea plantations and hanging insecticidal yellow boards in tea plantations this season.
The left photo above: Insecticidal yellow boards were hung in the tea garden.
The right photo above: The production and processing of winter tea.
Hubei Wuhan Honey Project Director: He Dehua
Volunteers: Zhan Xiaoqing, Zhang Desheng
The main work of the 21 project households this quarter is honey bee overwintering, spring breeding and collection of cole honey.
The left photo above: Project household Zhou Xiaogang was collecting cole honey in Luoping County, Qujing City.
The right photo above: Project household Yi Yinhe was working on the spring breeding of honey and impurity removing in the bee farm.
Chongqing Xiushan Chinese Bee Project Director: Bai Tianshu
Volunteer: Guo Sheng
This quarter, project households were mainly responsible for the spring breeding of bees and honey extraction management.
The left photo above: The cooperative was organizing on-site demonstration on spring bee breeding precautions.
The right photo above: The cooperative’s technician was instructing the bee breeding precautions on site.
Chongqing Xiushan Red Kiwi Project Director: Yang Jing
Volunteer: Guo Sheng
The main work this quarter is kiwifruit spring management and fertilization.
The left photo above: Volunteer Guo Sheng and project director Yang Jing were discussing the progress of the project.
The right photo above: Project household Yi Chunzhi was spraying the kiwifruit.
Guizhou Qiannan Apple Peach Project Director: Dai Jun
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Zhang Qi
This quarter, the main tasks of project households was to fertilize the fruit trees. On March 5, the cooperative organized some project households to have a demonstration of pest and disease control by unmanned plant protection aircraft at the cooperative base.
The left photo above: Project director Dai Jun was having a discussion with two project households, Chen Chunming and Xie Yiping.
The right photo above: Project household He Xingzhen was making a trenching and fertilizing fruit trees.
Guizhou Qiannan Edible Fungi Project Director: Chen Jinbang
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Wang Ju
The main work of the project households this quarter was mushroom cultivation.
The left photo above: A group photo of the cooperative’s activity on International Women's Day on March 8.
The right photo above: The cooperative was organizing project households to participate in cleaning activities around the base.
Guangxi Hechi Silkworm and Dragon Fruit Project Director: Huang Ruibiao
Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming
The main work of the project households this quarter was fertilizing, cleaning, disinfecting and pruning.
The left photo above: Project household Wang Dezhong was pruning seedlings.
The right photo above: Project household Wei Jinguan was pruning seedlings.
Shandong Weifang Hawthorn Project Director: Ma Yongcheng
Volunteers: Zhang Jian, Ye Fudong, Hao Puyan and Gong Xiaofei
This quarter, the 20 project households were mainly working on cutting the branches of hawthorn trees and preparing for fertilization.
The left photo above: Project household Ma Yongshan was cutting branches
The right photo above: Project household Wang Jinsheng was preparing for fertilization.
Jiangxi Xinyu Kirin Watermelon Project Director: Chen Xiaohong
Volunteer: Wu Meinan
The main tasks of project households this quarter were to build greenhouses, dig trenches and cultivate watermelon seedlings.
The left photo above: Trench digging.
The right photo above: Watermelon seedling cultivation.
Zhengan County Miaotang Zhengxin Bamboo Project Director: Luo Xin
Volunteers: Zhang Jiaqi, Zhao Wanbin, Li Zongshu
The main work of project households this quarter was square bamboo planting. Project households re-expanded their woodland area, contributing to the growing production of bamboo shoots and the significant increase of their income.
The left photo above: Project household Lu Wenhao was transplanting square bamboo.
The right photo above: Project household Sun Guoqin was expanding the square bamboo base and transplanting square bamboo.
Hubei Wuhan Artemisia Project Director: Zhou Houbing
Volunteers: Zhan Xiaoqing, Zheng Jun
The main work of the project households this quarter was Artemisia planting. In January, the cooperative organized 10 project households to sell Artemisia, and also conducted training on Artemisia seedling management techniques.
The photos above shows the quinoa seedlings planted by the project household Zhou Yong.
Sichuan Jintang Organic Vegetable Project Director: Chen Xiaohui
Volunteers: Wang Zhenfang, Li Ping
This quarter, project households mainly worked on the selling of winter crops, including cauliflower and green asparagus, and the planting of summer crops, including soy bean and sweet corn, with the price of main varieties of cauliflower reaching 2.4-6.4 yuan / kg.
The left photo above: Project household Chen Changqing’s family were weeding
The right photo above: Project household Li Wensheng was selling cauliflower.
Guangxi Yulin Guava Project Director: Xuan Xianjing
Volunteer: Yu Zhijian
The main work of the 20 project households this quarter was fertilizing, watering, and picking fruits.
The left photo above: Project household Ou Guanglai was picking tangerine.
The right photo above: Project household Xuan Xiao was picking tangerine.
Thanks to: Lu Jiaxian and Gao Wenying Special Fund, Anxin Trust Special Fund, Hugeleaf 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.