Modern agriculture lifts Guizhou farmers out of poverty

Updated: 2016-01-21 09:55

By Yang Jie(

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Modern agriculture lifts Guizhou farmers out of poverty

President Xi visits Jiufeng's greenhouse in Huamao village, Zunyi county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on June 16, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

In order to support their two children in school, Shu and her husband were forced to leave the children behind to work in the more developed Guangdong province after trying hard and failing to earn enough money by farming their more than 666.67-square-meter land.

"I'm very happy now that I’m staying with my family," said Shu, whose daughter got married in 2014. "I left home to work in big cities in 1994 and only returned home for new year celebrations for three years."

Shu feels that most of her fellow villagers who left home to work for a better life in big cities have returned recently because they can now find a job at home which can feed the whole family.

Jiufeng corp, which is based in East China's Shandong province, was established to Guizhou in 2012 and Huamao village in 2014 for their advanced practices in growing vegetables in greenhouses. After efforts to plough and improve the land, Jiufeng finally managed to grow vegetables on the land that was deemed by agricultural experts as not fit for growing greenhouse vegetables.