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HNU experts offer training class to impoverished farmers

Updated: 2020-08-24

Hainan University (HNU) experts launched a training class on the cultivation technology of medical herbs that grow south of the Yangtze River and north of the Nanling Mountains for more than 60 farmers and impoverished residents in Longhe town, Ding'an county on Aug 14.

Professors Wu Yougen, Yang Fusun, and Luo Yanping delivered lectures on the high-yield cultivation technology of alpinia oxyphylla, areca nut cultivation technology, the prevention and control of yellowing disease, as well as the identification and prevention of common diseases and insect pests of medicinal herbs that grow in the area. More than 130 handbooks were also given to trainees.

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Farmers receive training from HNU experts.

The ancient saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime," sums up HNU's philosophy in its poverty alleviation efforts. The university has sent 46 experts to give trainings to 1,393 people in impoverished villages in Wuzhishan, Ledong, Sanya, Chengmai, Qiongzhong, Lin'gao, Baisha, Baoting, and Tunchang since April.