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  • Gordon Dumoulin

Rural Development and Poverty Reduction

Xianghui county in Jiangsu province had been a poor region until local farmers and government started to focus on cultivating and harvesting broccoli. Today Xianghu is known as China’s “Home of Broccoli”, with broccoli farms spanning over 6,500 hectares (65 mio m2). Leading broccoli source for the domestic market, the county is also exporting to 7 countries at the moment such as the USA and South Korea. How to reduce poverty through sustainable and self-supporting commerce programs. China has lifted 600-700 million during the last three decades.

Rural Development and Poverty Reduction

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