Third quarter review of 2017 SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project





Southeast Guizhou uncaria project director: Wu Zengxian
Volunteers: Li Sa, Wu Jiabin
On July 6, the second phase of farmer entrepreneurship relay baton project in Liping county, southeast Guizhou province was launched. Under the support of the local government and province forestry department, and with the volunteers’ care, director Wu has led the project households to plant traditional Chinese medicine uncaria with effect of clearing heat and calming liver
Anhui Lu'an ducks in paddy fields project director: Ge Yixue
Volunteers: Sheng Yuhong, Yang Aixin
Using ducks to catch insects in the paddy fields, the ecological rice with high economic value is growing normally and the harvest is coming. The cooperative invited county agricultural technicians to conduct technical training for the project farmers.
Shandong Weifang Hawthorn project director: Ma Yongcheng
Volunteers: Zhang Jian, Ye Fudong, Hao Puyan
With abundant rainfall this year, the hawthorn is growing well. Mr. Lin Ji, a migrant worker, son of project household, also returned home to start a business. The great news is that the project household’s grandson was admitted to Weifang Medical College with excellent results and received the tuition subsidy from the relay baton fund, solving the urgent need 
Guangxi Hechi silkworm and pitaya project director: Huang Ruibiao 
Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming
In the first half of the year, the silkworm breeding was completed successfully. Due to abundant rainfall this year, the mulberry trees are growing well. The price of silkworm is stable at RMB 56 yuan/kg. The second phase of pitaya planting project has been launched.  A small amount of pitaya have been harvested since late September and the income is 5,000 yuan per mu. And new project farmers will expect a bumper harvest
Guizhou Zunyi square bamboo project director: Luo Xin
Volunteers: Zhang Jiaqi, Zhao Wanbin, Li Zongshu
Autumn square bamboo shoots are ripe and begin to be harvest. In the three years of relay baton project, farmers have optimized the forest land and improve the quality of bamboo forest and increase the yield of bamboo shoots. The project farmers hope that it will be another good harvest year
Anhui Mount Huangshan organic rice project director: Xu Haibo
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu
Organic rice is in the harvest stage, and the cooperative organizes project farmers participate in the operation training of farm machines. After receiving the project fund, two project households Han Longsheng and Cheng Zhilin respectively expanded 210 mu and 70 mu of land circulation area, relieved to start their own business at home.
Anhui Anqing green tea project director: Wang Linmiao
Volunteers: Wang Peng, Chu Manxia
The five college students, children of the project households, verified by volunteers, have successfully applied for the tuition subsidy of the relay baton fund.  The above picture shows volunteers chatting with the five college students. They talked about their promising future.
Anhui Mount Huangshan green tea project director: Fang Guoqiang
Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu
In this quarter, the cooperative is mainly engaged in picking summer tea, pruning and mowing of tea garden and the prevention and control of diseases and pests in tea garden. After joining the relay baton project, Hu Lirong actively participated in the technical training and carefully managed his 6 mu of tea garden. The tea garden has greatly improved. This year's tea income is 30% higher than last year
Southeast Guizhou tea – under forest chicken project director: Hou Zhenghong
Volunteers: Li Sa, Wu Jiabin
Southeast Guizhou’s first relay baton project has successfully completed a cycle of three years. Under the support of local government and province forestry department, with the care of the volunteers and led by the director, the project households have increased income, purchased furniture and vehicles and improved the quality of life, and they have refunded  on time, successfully passing the relay baton on to the next group of project households. 
Guizhou Xiuwen county Kiwi fruit project director: Fu Zhonghai
Volunteer: Li Shiping
The kiwi fruit grows normally. The project households are thinning flowers and fruits and applying fertilizer 
Southwest Guizhou Longjing green tea project director: Pan Yangxun
Volunteer: Tan Taixiang
Tea farmers plant other crops in the tea garden on the premise of not affecting the growth of tea and obtain multiple economic sources.
South Guizhou edible mushroom project director: Chen Jinbang
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Wang Shengkang
Entering the second year of the relay baton project, the quality of shiitake mushroom improved and the production gradually increased and the sales were smooth. Left picture above: project household Mo Jufen carefully, nurturing bacteria sticks contracted by herself, has come out of poverty.  Right picture above: Chen yin is injecting water into the sticks. She plans to increase the number of planting shiitake mushroom next year, promoting the development of other farmers
South Guizhou apple peach project director: Dai Jun
Volunteers: Song Wenying, Wang Shengkang
Left picture above: Three apple peach farmers, Chen Yuanlu, Chen Chunguo, Wang Chengxiang had discussion in the cooperative to solve the problem in planting and nursing apple peach trees.
Guangxi Guigang dendrobium project director: Zhao Muhua
Volunteers: Lin Yuanping, Dai Yilin
The above pictures show the bottle seedlings of dendrobium officinale and taming seedling of dendrobium officinale planted by project households in the planting base.
Guangxi Fangchenggang citronella project director: Chen Mengtang
Volunteer: Peng Xianmei
Left picture above: Project household Chen Qintang is two children's mother, she and her husband had no stable income in the past and lived in the poor tile house.  Participating in relay baton project for nearly two years, they have stable income, and have built a new house.
Guangxi Liuzhou grape project director: Kang Wenhua
Volunteers: Yi Xiaowei, Ma Xinyi, Chen Yifen
Months of July and August are the grape harvest season. Left picture above: Farmers rush in the harvest, and are busy in packaging and saling. Project household Zhou Zhongming, one of the most diligent in the cooperative, actively participates in the technical training in the county. He has learned a lot about grape planting in the two- year practice
Guangxi Yulin guava project director: Xuan Guangchi
Volunteer: Lin Qixiang
Left picture above: Project household Huang Guangni is busy in bagging guava, preparing to pick the fruit for sale next month. Right picture above: project household Xuan Xianjin spent three years of guava planting and built a new house this year.
Guangxi Yulin fish farming project director: Li Yong
Volunteer: Lin Qixiang
Tilapia is growing well, and the price keeps stable. The project household Liu Fengli, a migrant worker, came back home from Nanning to participate in the relay baton project for two years. Her income has doubled. 
Guangxi Hechi pearl plum project director: Yang Tongbiao
Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming
Right picture above: In the orchard of project household Wang Wenfu, his 15 mu of pearl plum has been a small harvest in August. In the pearl plum festival held in Tian’e county, his pearl plum has won the favor of tourists
Sichuan Jintang organic vegetables project director: Chen Xiaohui
Volunteers: Wang Zhenfang, Li Ping
As the first implementation item of SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project, the second phase of the project has successfully completed, all the project households’ income increased and refunded on time, completing love relay once again. Qin Qi, son of Qin Daifu, Project household of phase 1 has graduated from university under the support of the relay baton fund, and now he works in Sichuan Modern Automobile Co., LTD.
Sichuan Dazhou hot pepper project director: Yang Shan
Volunteer: Zhao Jindong
Hot pepper has had a bumper harvest this season.
Chongqing Xiushan red kiwi fruit project director: Yang Jing
Volunteers: He Jian, Yuan Dewei
Starting on September 10, project households are busy picking kiwi fruits and unified sale by cooperative. Project household Zhang Jun and Yang Chunju’s yield reach more than 500 kilogram per mu. The annual income is expected over 100,000 yuan. They will respectively buy a car and a truck. The above picture: General manager He, volunteer visits Mr. Yang, project director in the cooperative office.
Chongqing Xiushan Chinese bee project director: Bai Tianshu
Volunteers: He Jian, Yuan Dewei
The cooperatives in the third quarter cumulatively sell 700 boxes of bees for the project households, and the per capita income reached 80000 yuan.  Left picture above: The cooperative organized farmers to have training on bees mass breeding techniques and matters needing attention. Right picture above: technician took honey for the project household Yao Benjun.
Jiangxi Xinyu Kirin watermelon project director: Chen Xiaohong
Volunteer: Wu Meinan
The price of the kirin watermelon is stable at 3.4 yuan to 3.6 yuan /kg. Left picture above: project household Zeng Tao joined the relay baton project for two years, worked steadily and got married and gave birth to a child.