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Multi-Hued Rice Brings Rich Colors to Lives of Rural Villagers

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Local women work in a field. [Xinhua / Yang Ying]


Locals in Yangfang Village, southwest China's Guizhou province, have been successfully increasing their incomes since 2016 by growing a native strain of eco-friendly, multi-colored rice.


The innovative initiative was developed with support from local officials and professors from the Agricultural College of Zhejiang University, in east China's Zhejiang province.


During the summer season, the special rice grows fast. When it matures, the grains turn one of five colors, such as black, purple, white, pink or fuchsia.


In 2017, the rice grown in 13 acres of colored paddy was sold out. Meanwhile, the total income of the harvest reached 500,000 yuan.


This year, the villagers have increased the growing area of the rice to more than 16 acres.

 

An aerial view of people at work in a local paddy field [Xinhua / Yang Ying]
The aerial photo shows the rice paddy. [Xinhua]
New houses of villagers [Xinhua]

 

(Source: f.china.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)


http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/special/1808/758-1.htm





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