Trees planted to overcome poverty in Chamdo, Tibet

2017-04-14 09:11:51 | From:China Tibet Online

 Villagers are planting spruce trees. [Photo/Xinhua]

 Villagers prepare to plant seedlings. [Photo/Xinhua]

Villagers plant seedlings at the nursery base. [Photo/Xinhua]

In recent years, Chamdo City in southwest China’s Tibet combined projects of returning farmland to forests with poverty alleviation, recruiting poor households to participate in afforestation in key areas. In 2016, 2,313 impoverished households from the city’s 44 townships and 11 counties (districts) increased their income by 5.12 million yuan (742,600 US dollars) through this project.

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