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The income of farmers and herdsmen in Tibet doubles in the past 5 years
By:chinatibetnews.com
update:July 19,2016
July 19, 2016 -- According to the National Work Conference on the Agricultural Assistance to Tibet held on July 10, with the cooperation of national agricultural system, Tibet's agriculture and animal husbandry develop obviously, and the self development ability of farmers and herdsmen improves significantly during the 12th Five-Year Plan. In 2015, the output value of agriculture, animal husbandry and fishery is nearly 15 billion yuan, a growth of 32.6% over 2010. The per capita disposable income of farmers and herdsmen reaches 8244 yuan, doubling than that in 2010.
 
With related policy support, 14.9 billion yuan funds are accumulatively allocated to support the development of Tibet's agriculture and animal husbandry, which is 5.4 times than that of the 11th Five-Year Plan. In addition, awarding policies on grassland ecological protection are launched. Special subsidy policies on highland barley, yak and potato are promoted. To strengthen the support for science and technology and support the construction of agro-technique extension mechanism, 21 aid-Tibet cadres including technical experts and doctors are sent to Tibet. At the same time, to improve the inner momentum, 40000 farmer and herdsmen take part in related trainings. 20 farmer cooperatives are identified as national demonstration cooperatives.
 
During the 13th Five-Year Plan, the Ministry of Agriculture will further support Tibet's agriculture and animal husbandry, and help Tibet explore the modern green agriculture and animal husbandry road with plateau characteristics. Related units and aid-Tibet cities are required to strengthen resources integration and increase support intensity.
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