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Xiamen tops Fujian's rural per capita disposable income

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 19, 2019


The coastal city of Xiamen in eastern Fujian province reaps a rapid growth in its farmers' incomes. [Photo by Chen Jiaxin/xmnn.cn]

The per capita disposable income of farmers in Xiamen in Fujian province, totaled 20,592 yuan ($2,943) in the first three quarters of this year, a year-on-year increase of 10.8 percent, according to local officials.

That performance led the province in total number and growth rate, Xiamen Daily reported on Dec 19.

In recent years, the coastal city of Xiamen has stressed the implementation of the rural vitalization strategy, and fully pressed ahead with reform of the rural collective property rights system, resulting in the continued rises in farmers' incomes.

Additionally, the city released a wide range of measures to promote the transformation and upgrade of traditional farming and speed up the development of leisure agriculture and rural tourism.

An "agriculture+" development program -- which focuses on the integrated development of agriculture and culture, tourism and education -- has taken shape in the city.

Officials said this was helping Xiamen usher in an era of rapid economic growth in leisure agriculture and rural tourism.

Reforms in the rural collective property rights system continued to be rolled out and the city has completed the pilot reform of the rural collective property rights system in rural areas.

By November this year, a total of 318 villages and neighborhood committees had completed capital rating and debt verification, taking the lead in joint stock cooperative reforms. 

Officials said that in the coming year, Xiamen would accelerate the process of attracting investment in modern agriculture, and work hard to create a demonstration model for the rural vitalization strategy with Xiamen characteristics.