The second quarter review of 2019 SSCLF’s Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton Project
2019-07-15

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Guizhou Qiannan Apple Peach Project Director: Dai Jun

Volunteers: Song Wenying, Zhang Qi

On April 10, 20 Apple Peach Project households in Weng’an County, Qiannan, took over the relay baton from the households of phase 1 and started launching the phase 2! Headed by project director Dai Jun and the volunteers, 20 households of phase 1 cultivated apple peaches and their income increased. Among them, 12 households quitted their jobs in the cities, started their own businesses in their hometown, and reunited with their families. May the phase 2 a great success.

The photo above: Project director Dai Jun was demonstrating summer pruning of fruit trees for the project households.

 

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Guangxi Guigang Dendrobium Project Director: Zhao Muhua

Volunteer: Zhang Ran

Led by director Zhao Muhua and the volunteer, the farmers cultivated dendrobium and their income increased during the past three years. The phase 1 of relay baton project has been successfully completed, with the phase 2 in the pipeline right now.

The left photo above: Project household Gan Fengda was covering a sunshade net for his dendrobium.

The right photo above: The growing dendrobium.

 

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Anhui Anqing Green Tea Project Director: Wang Linmiao

Volunteers: Wang Peng, Chu Manxia, Ye Fei

The main work of the 20 project households this quarter is tea garden management and summer tea picking.

The left photo above: Project households were picking tea.

The right photo above: A group photo of volunteers in the tea garden.

 

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Shandong Weifang Hawthorn Project Director: Ma Yongcheng

Volunteers: Zhang Jian, Ye Fudong, Hao Puyan and Gong Xiaofei

The main work of the 20 project households is hawthorn pruning, fertilization, weeding, pollination management, disease and pest control, and irrigation, etc.

The left photo above: Project household Wang Jinsheng paid attention to the growth of hawthorn.

The right photo above: Project household Yin Hongjun was controlling disease and pest.

 

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Hubei Wuhan Artemisia Selengensis Project Director: Zhou Houbing

Volunteers: Wang Yi, Wang Xingfeng

The main work of the project households this quarter is cultivation, management of the artemisia selengensis seedling and planting land fallow. On May 29, the project households were organized to attend a training on the disease and pest control of artemisia selengensis.

The photo above: The artemisia selengensis seedling of project household Yin Hongjun.

 

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Chongqing Xiushan Chinese Bee Project Director: Bai Tianshu

Volunteer: Guo Sheng

The main work of the project households this quarter is honey’s sale and its management in spring. Bees raised by project households collected a total of 3,000 kg of honey in this quarter, which was worth 300,000 yuan, with an average household income of 15,000 yuan.

The left photo above: Project household Tian Ruijun was renovating his new house.

The right photo above: The cooperative held a training course for the project households on queen rearing.

 

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Guizhou Qiannan Edible Fungus Project Director: Chen Jinbang

Volunteers: Song Wenying, Wang Shengkang

The main work of the 10 project households this quarter is the edible fungus management of greenhouses. In May, some project households participated in the training of edible fungus cultivation techniques organized by the county poverty alleviation bureau. Zhouqin Mushroom Base was used as a practical operation training course for households.

The left photo above: Technical cadres on fruits and vegetables conducted the training of mushroom cultivation techniques in Quanzhou Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial on April 26.

The right photo above: Project household Qin Xiufen was picking mushrooms.

 

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Jiangxi Xinyu Kirin Watermelon Project Director: Chen Xiaohong

Volunteer: Wu Meinan

The main work for 16 project households is to build greenhouses and plant watermelon grafted seedlings. On April 20, the cooperative invited experts from the provincial agricultural university to offer technical guidance.

The left photo above: Project household Yuan Gensheng was pruning watermelons.

The right photo above: The provincial agricultural university experts were offering technical guidance.

 

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Anhui Huangshan Organic Rice Project Director: Xu Haibo

Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu

The 20 project households are mainly engaged in rice planting. The cooperative organized a training on unmanned aerial vehicle plant protection on April 3, and an agricultural machinery competition on June 13.

The left photo above: A group photo of the volunteers at the base.

The right photo above: Project household Yao Liucheng was practicing the machine transplanting technology.

 

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Anhui Huangshan Green Tea Project Director: Fang Guoqiang

Volunteers: Xie Sijun, Cheng Wu

The main work of the 20 project households this quarter is tea garden management and summer tea picking.

The left photo above: A group photo of volunteers in the tea garden.

The right photo above: The scene of the project symposium.

 

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Sichuan Jintang Organic Vegetable Project Director: Chen Xiaohui

Volunteers: Wang Zhenfang, Li Ping

In this quarter, project households have mainly planted and sold summer crops such as soybeans and tomatoes. Vegetable prices remained stable, and the main variety of soybean was sold for 4.4-5.6 yuan per kilogram.

The left photo above: Project household Qiu Jingping was picking soybeans with his family.

The right photo above: Project household Wu Shiyuan was selling soybeans.

 

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Anhui Lu’an Rice Paddy Duck Project Director: Ge Yixue

Volunteers: Sheng Yuhong, Yang Aixin

The main work of the 20 project households this quarter is wheat harvesting, paddy sowing, seedling growing, transplanting, and duckling brooding.

The left photo above: On May 3, the cooperative organized the project households to attend the meeting of county plant protection association.

The right photo above: On May 10, the cooperative project households were planting paddy.

 

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Hubei Wuhan Honey Project Director: He Dehua

Volunteers: Wang Yi, Wang Xingfeng

The main work of the 21 project households this quarter is migratory beekeeping in  Northwest China, honey gathering based on the florescence, royal jelly production, and beehive honey production, etc.

The left photo above: Project director He Dehua was directing production and inspecting the bee colony at project household Wang Xianyong’s apiary.

The right photo above: The cooperative held a training course for the project households on standardized production in critical period.

 

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Anhui Anqing Water Bamboo Director: Wang Yanhua

Volunteers: Wang Peng, Chu Manxia    

The main work of the project households is fertilization, weeding, and fertilizer management of water bamboo field, and water bamboo harvesting.

The left photo above: On April 25, project household Peng Daiyun applied organic fertilizer in the water bamboo field.

The right photo above: On June 18, project household Duan Jiecai reaped water bamboo in the field.

 

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Guangxi Hechi Silkworm, Dragon Fruit Project Director: Huang Ruibiao  

Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming   

The main work for project households this quarter is pruning, weeding and conservation.

The photo above: Project household Wei Minglu was weeding and harvesting fruit.

 

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Guizhou Zunyi Square Bamboo Project Director: Luo Xin  

Volunteers: Zhang Jiaqi, Zhao Wanbin, Li Zongshu

This quarter, project households are busy rebuilding and expanding square bamboo land, improving the quality of forest portion, and increasing the yield of bamboo shoot.

The left photo above: Project household He Xingbo was rebuilding the square bamboo land.

 

 

Southeast Guizhou Uncaria Rhynchophylla Project Director: Wu Zengxian

Volunteers: Dai Guangyue, Shen Yangfan and Wu Jiabin

This quarter the 10 project households are busy weeding in uncaria rhynchophylla field.

The photo above: Project households Wu Pijin, Wu Shiheng were weeding.

 

 

Anhui Chuzhou Glutinous Rice Project Director: Xuan Youlin  

Volunteers: Li Wei, Hu Yong, Wang Wei

This quarter, the main work is wheat harvesting and transplanting. On May 18, 20 project households participated in the training on rice planting technique organized by the cooperative. 

The left photo above: Rice seed dressing by project household Jiang Fuming

The right photo above: Project household Zhao Zikun’s seedling beds were diseased, and the experts provided on-site guidance.

 

 

Guangxi Yulin Guava Project Director: Xuan Xianjing

Volunteer: Yu Zhijian

The main work for the 20 project households this quarter is fertilizing and weeding in the field.

The photo above: Project household Zhong Jinying was fertilizing and weeding in the field.

 

 

Chongqing Xiushan Red Kiwi Project Director: Yang Jing

Volunteer: Guo Sheng

This is the season to manage kiwifruit. Project households mainly do kiwifruit pollination, bagging, fertilization, and pest and disease control.

The left photo above: Project household Yang Zaiping was applying pesticide;

The right photo above: Project household Gao Yafen was applying organic fertilizer.

 

 

Guangxi Hechi Pearl Plum Project Director: Yang Tongbiao           

Volunteer: Zhu Jiangming           

The main work of project households this quarter is fruit management.

The left photo above: Project household Lin Guiying was applying pesticide in the orchard.

The right photo above: Project households Dong Xinming, Luo Xiufeng were discussing the fruit management techniques with the director of the cooperative.

 

Thanks to: Lu Jiaxian and Gao Wenying Special Fund, Anxi