Establishment of 1316 demonstration bases for Poverty Alleviation through Science and Technology in all kinds of Forest and Grass throughout the country to help overcome Poverty
Xinhua News Agency, Guiyang, 6 Nov (Reporter Luo Yu) on the 6th, the reporter learned from the on-the-spot meeting of the national forest and grass science and technology poverty alleviation work held in Libo County, Guizhou Province that in recent years, China has intensified the work of poverty alleviation through science and technology. We have established 1316 demonstration bases for poverty alleviation of all types, 247 production demonstration lines, held 7000 technical training courses, trained more than 800,000 technicians and forest farmers, and implemented 784 poverty alleviation projects through science and technology, effectively helping to eradicate poverty and revitalize rural areas.
It is reported that 60% of China's poor population, 14 concentrated areas of poverty, and 592 key counties for poverty alleviation and development are distributed in forest, grassland and sandy areas. Forest and grass sand area is rich in land, species, ecological landscape and other resources, contains huge development potential and space, relying on the development of forest and grass industry to achieve poverty has become a consensus and the main choice.
Peng Youdong, deputy director of the State Forestry and grassland Administration, said at the meeting that since the 18th CPC National Congress, forest and grass departments at all levels have vigorously promoted poverty alleviation through science and technology and achieved remarkable results. The Action Plan for Poverty Alleviation through Forestry Science and Technology has been developed. Organizations throughout the country have launched the "six one" campaign of "popularizing a number of practical technologies, establishing a number of demonstration models, selecting and dispatching a group of experts in poverty alleviation, training a group of local experts, cultivating a number of characteristic industries, and building a number of service platforms."
In addition, we will carry out pairing and online assistance among experts, 3984 extension teams across the country and poor households, and all localities will provide online all-round and round-the-clock forestry science and technology services through "Internet +." Through the selection of scientific and technological experts, ombudsmen, and instructors to carry out scientific and technological visits to the countryside, a large number of "Lin Xiucai" and "local experts" have been trained to promote poor households to change their concepts of development and stimulate the endogenous driving force to get rid of poverty and become rich.
In recent years, the promotion and transformation of forest and grass science and technology in China has achieved remarkable results. At present, the conversion rate of achievements has reached 55%, and the contribution rate of scientific and technological progress has reached 53%. At the same time, the supply quality of scientific and technological achievements has been continuously improved. More than 9300 achievements of all kinds have been collected in 14 fields, such as improved varieties of trees, and 228 in 6 fields of grassland science and technology, such as improved varieties and breeding in 2019. 2676 forestry extension projects have been implemented based on scientific and technological achievements. In the past five years, a total of 2114 batches of 14764 science and technology commissioners have been selected and dispatched, 1725 improved tree varieties and 1746 practical techniques have been popularized and applied.