Tag Archives: agricultural sector

This accountant is the GOAT of, well, goat farming

What started as a hobby nine years ago has now become an agricultural business in two different countries. Today, former accountant Justin Dziruni has 12 full-time employees and a number of seasonal workers. His company, Zazo Boergoats raises Boergoats goats and Red Kalahari goats. Through this indigenous herding operation in …

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AP will use drone technology for agriculture

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government has unveiled plans to introduce drone technology to the state’s agricultural sector. Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu announced the state’s decision to use drone technology while presenting the budget for agriculture and related sectors to the assembly. He said the state government is planning to spend …

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South Africa: North West Agriculture and Rural Development hosts one-day careers expo for agricultural secondary schools

Career exhibit evokes passion for agriculture among school students The Agricultural Sector Education Training Authority (AgriSETA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, organized a one-day careers exhibition for agricultural secondary schools in the North- West to Taung Agricultural College. AgriSETA is an organization needed to develop …

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UFU launches manifesto for 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly elections

The manifesto will be distributed to all political parties in Northern Ireland ahead of the election, which will take place on May 5. UFU President Victor Chestnutt explained: “In our UFU manifesto, we have highlighted our vision of a productive, profitable and progressive agricultural sector that can benefit the environment, …

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Climate Change Update | agricultural life

Tyron’s campaign. Photo: Cliff Donaldson The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has been consistent in its message throughout, stating that we want to see fair and credible legislation for NI based on science and expert advice. Despite all the evidence presented to them, some politicians do not understand the significant environmental …

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Beginning of the two-day national seminar on rural economy organized by USTM and NABARD

Guwahati, March 4: A two-day national seminar on “Sustainable Agribusiness Opportunities and Management Practices for Rural Economy Development” kicked off today at the NKC Auditorium of the University of Meghalaya Science and Technology (USTM). The seminar was organized by the Department of Business Administration, USTM in collaboration with NABARD, according …

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Kikwete: Adopt technology to develop rural agriculture

By Josephine Christophe Dar es Salaam. Retired President Jakaya Kikwete said limited access to modern technology, as well as little adoption and absorption of technology, are among the major challenges hampering the transformation of rural agriculture. He said these – coupled with the unavailability of important facilities such as markets …

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J&K’s rural economy boosted by dairy sector reforms

With the aim of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 while also focusing on improving the socio-economic status of the people, the government is working on several dairy development programs in Jammu and Kashmir to boost the rural economy and improve livelihoods.Being an agrarian region, the agricultural sector contributes 16.18% to …

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Transforming J&K: changing the contours of J&K’s rural economy through the dairy sector

With the aim of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 while also focusing on improving the socio-economic condition of the people, the government is working on several dairy development programs in Jammu and Kashmir to boost the rural economy and improve livelihoods. Being an agrarian region, the agricultural sector contributes 16.18% …

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Government should consider offering ‘subsistence loans’ to support rural economy: SBI’s Ecowrap

According to State Bank of India Economic Research Report “Ecowrap”. According to the report compiled by the Economic Research Department (ERD) of India’s largest bank, this loan can be granted on the assumption that interest service alone will maintain the lending standard with subsequent renewal of the loan linked to …

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Tensions in Russia reveal threat to UK food supply, agriculture chief warns

Tensions in Russia and Ukraine have revealed a risk to the UK’s food supply, with soaring prices and post-Brexit in-fighting helping to create a “perfect storm”, a farming chief has warned. © PA A blockage of chemicals used in agricultural fertilizers has more than doubled prices – Sound system The …

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Budget 2022-23: Sowing the seeds of digi-farming : The Tribune India

Tribune press service Vibha Sharma New Delhi, February 1 Aiming to give a digital boost to the agricultural sector, the Union government, in the budget presented today, proposed the provision of high-tech services to farmers in public-private partnership mode and the use of “drones Kisan” for multiple activities. Even as …

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Reviews | Agriculture, rural development for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth, to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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“Greenhouse agriculture can create jobs for internally displaced people and address food shortages”

An official from the Commodity Development Department of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Rufus Durodoye, said greenhouse agriculture can create jobs for displaced people and refugees, and enhance food security in the country. Nigeria. He said this during an online presentation on Journalist go Organic, a pan-African movement, …

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Dutch agriculture policy complicates matters in The Hague

European farmers can still consider the coming to power of the new government in the Netherlands a momentous day. The government was sworn in on January 10, an unprecedented 299 days since the country’s last election. Agriculture was probably one of the thorniest topics in the coalition negotiations, as more …

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Opinion – Agriculture and rural development are necessary for inclusive growth

Josef Kefas Sheehama The agriculture sector is one of the critical segments of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) to advance Namibia’s economic growth. Therefore, it remains the backbone for sustained economic growth to provide quality livelihoods and a high standard of living for the people. Despite the growth in …

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The battle between fish and agriculture intensifies during the House hearing on the Lorraine Loomis law | Washington

(The Center Square) — During a House committee public hearing Wednesday morning, Native American tribal representatives made known their support for legislation that would require landowners to set aside large buffer zones on either side of creeks on their land to help the salmon. Farmers and their allies argued that …

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Why South West States Should Embrace Mechanized Agriculture — Features — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The South West region is unquestionably endowed with vast arable land and human resources that can be cultivated to produce enough food for the region and other parts of the country. [FILE PHOTO] Tractor In terms of agronomic policies and plans, the states in the region have what could be …

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Let Women Connect Agriculture to Nature’s Laboratory – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Veena ParmarDuring the conclave on natural agriculture on December 22, 2021 in Anand, Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi said the time had come to correct the mistakes of the past before they became gangrene, adding that it was urgent to remove agriculture chemical and physical labs and connect it. with the …

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Knowledge fund can help tackle climate change in agriculture

Scottish Farmhouse Conference, Perth Concert Hall, 10 November 2021. Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural and Islands Affairs unveiled at the Scottish Farmhouse Conference held at Perth Concert Hall today ‘hui (10 November 2021), Scottish Agritourism 2030 – The Strategy for Sustainable Growth sets out a shared vision for the …

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Tree plantation ‘blanket’ plans across Wales could ‘decimate’ farming communities, campaigners say | UK News

Rural farming communities in Wales could be ‘wiped out’ if widespread reforestation is allowed, according to the chairman of the National Farmers Union in Wales. The warning comes as the government plans on a large scale to plant millions of trees across the country to create a new national forest. …

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Agricultural allowance likely to increase to reshape the rural economy

Posted: Jan. 01, 2022, 5:57 p.m. | Update: Jan. 02, 2022, 9:13 a.m. The allocation for the agricultural sector in the next budget is expected to see a significant increase as the government has taken various initiatives for this vital sector to ensure food security, increase farmers’ incomes and create …

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Government bets big on agriculture to reshape rural economy

The allocation for the agricultural sector in the next budget is expected to see a significant increase as the government has taken various initiatives for this vital sector to ensure food security, increase farmers’ incomes and create jobs and thus improve the way of life of the people. rural poor. …

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A step towards smart agriculture

Modern agriculture Smart agriculture and precision farming use technology to improve the efficiency and productivity of the farm-to-market process. IoT sensors are used in smart agriculture, often known as agricultural technology, to connect everything from irrigation systems to soils and animal production. While the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced …

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Vertical farming on the rise in B.C., but facing challenges for the land, advocates say

Growing for Alycia van der Gracht means producing up to 900 heads of lettuce per month in a classroom at the University of the Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She grows shelves of lettuce, cilantro, and bok choy in a space of just two by four meters in a …

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MLA on labor shortages worries in agriculture industry

A CUMBRIAN MP accused the Home Office of “not listening” to food security and the animal welfare crisis. The Committee on the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questioned the Minister for Safe and Legal Migration at the Home Office, Kevin Foster MP, in a special session devoted to labor shortages …

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The impact of hard Brexit is just starting to be felt, says agriculture chief

The impact of a much harsher form of Brexit than promised has restricted access to key agricultural export markets on the continent in a way that is only starting to be felt, according to the President from FUW, Glyn Roberts, in her year-end speech. Mr Roberts also said the ongoing …

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The Fiji Times »A Bright Future for Agriculture

Fijian exports of fresh and chilled agricultural products topped $ 100 million in 2020, Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy said. During a three-day visit to Taveuni recently, he said this was an indication of the continued growth of the agricultural sector. According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, …

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How Tingo is using Agri-Fintech to change agriculture in Africa

Tingo is a unique next-generation agro-fintech company delivering, through Tingo Mobile in Nigeria, Tingo’s Device-as-a-Service model that provides customers with Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) using GSM technology for customers. subscribers that are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers. and businesses. Tingo Mobile has developed a complete Agri-Fintech and …

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Companies invited to support peanut cultivation

The herald Conrad Mupesa Mashonaland West OfficeENTERPRISES in the agri-food industries should complement government in supporting the agricultural sector where most of their raw materials are produced, an official said. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of at least 70 Agritex officers from Makonde District on Sunday, Deputy Minister of Information, …

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Commercial agriculture with high value-added crops recommended to overcome post-graduation shocks

REZAUL KARIM | Posted: Dec. 14, 2021, 9:24 a.m. Boosting agricultural production and productivity and cultivating high-value, export-grade crops are seen as urgently needed to cushion possible external shocks to Bangladesh’s export trade in the post-LDC era. To this end, the researchers recommend that the government take steps to develop …

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Climate change bill ‘will devastate our agricultural industry’ – Allister

Mr Allister was pleased to accept an invitation from the Ulster Farmers ‘Union and the Farmers’ Association of Northern Ireland (NIAPA) to attend a local farmers briefing on Friday. The event took place at a farm in Loughguile and centered on Clare Bailey’s climate change bill, which has’ co-sponsors from …

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Top 10 applications of robotics in agriculture and livestock

by Analytics Insight December 11, 2021 Recent applications of robotics in agriculture are paving the way for a bright future for farmers. The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2025. With a dramatic increase underway, it’s time for countries to think about new ways to feed their …

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Elliott Dairy Research Facility to Host Smarter Farming Field Day | Avocado

new, Northwestern farmers have the opportunity to learn about new technologies at a Northwestern research farm. The Tasman Institute of Agriculture’s dairy research facility in Elliott will open the doors to its Smarter Farming Day. TIA Animal Production Center manager James Hills said there are currently several projects underway. He …

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Man with 40 years of farming experience named Kumasi Metropolitan Best Farmer

Mr. Andrews Amankwaah Mr. Andrews Amankwaah, a 62-year-old mixed farmer, was named the best farmer of 2021 for Kumasi at the 37th National Farmers Day celebration, held in Sokoban. The winner, who has been engaged in agriculture for over 40 years, received as a prize a tricycle, wax print, latex …

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BM: Cooperatives, the key to dynamic agriculture

STRONG producer groups are essential for a thriving agricultural sector in the Philippines, according to a new report from the World Bank (WB). The WB said in a statement on Friday that its report found that grouping and organizing small farmers into cooperatives and various types of producer organizations, as …

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Investing in the rural economy and human capital to achieve sustainable poverty reduction in Niger

NIAMEY, December 3, 2021 – A new report from the World Bank highlights a significant reduction in poverty in Niger between 2014 and 2019. During this period, the proportion of the population living in poverty decreased by 5.4 percentage points, falling to 40.8% in 2019. In addition, the poorest households …

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Strong producer organizations are the key to a vibrant agricultural sector

Increasing agricultural production among smallholder farmers by grouping and organizing them into cooperatives and various types of producer organizations, and forging partnerships with agribusiness companies can help increase their incomes and subsequently stimulate social transformation. -economics of the Philippine countryside. A report titled “Realizing Scale in Smallholder-Based Agriculture: Policy Options …

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Study examines changing role of women in agriculture

Dr Lee-Ann Sutherland. New research released this week by the James Hutton Institute (JHI) also found that moving to the virtual world saves time on travel and avoids childcare difficulties. Additionally, the research, which was linked to the Scottish Government’s Women in Agriculture initiative, found that the pandemic also provided …

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Financial institutions supporting farming communities in Papua New Guinea

The Center of Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI) and the Village Farmers Market (MVF) signed today (Thursday, November 18) a memorandum of understanding with seven (7) partner financial institutions (PFI). The MoU will see PFI’s partner with MVF implementing the project in six targeted provinces, Western Highlands, Jiwaka, Simbu, Eastern …

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Studies: How can agriculture, ecotourism get back under the new normal?

Agriculture and ecotourism: how will they fare in the new normal? The recent Sixth National R&D Conference (NRDC) discussed food risk and security issues online, and the impacts of the pandemic on 10 ecotourism sites. Dr Belinda F. Espiritu With the theme “Pananaliksik in Pagpapaunlad: Daan Tungo sa Pagbangon [Road …

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New CLA president promises to defend rural economy

THE new CLA president has pledged to defend the rural economy during his two-year presidency. Mark Tufnell, who succeeds Northumberland landowner Mark Bridgeman as the 55th president in the association’s 114-year history, has identified three priorities that will be at the heart of his mandate: Help farmers and landowners move …

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secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development, interacts with community resource persons (CRP) within the framework of the start-up villages entrepreneurship program (SVEP) within the framework of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: As part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” program, as part of the start-up village entrepreneurship program, 75 community resource persons – Business promotion (CRP-EP) certified after the training are offered to be inducted from October 29 to November 4, 2021 To this end, on November 1, 2021, …

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“Reducing the number of cattle would cost the rural economy dearly”

Reducing herds to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets would have a significant impact on the rural economy, potentially wiping out billions of agricultural production and causing thousands of job losses. Harsh predictions are contained in a report released yesterday by the Climate Advisory Council as it presented the government with …

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Rural economy remained stable during Covid | Latest India News

The rural economy, driven by the agricultural sector, has consistently weathered both waves of the pandemic, as details of India’s first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) estimates released by the government on Tuesday show. Experts attributed the 20.1% recovery in overall growth in the first quarter of 2021-2022 to a …

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IFAD and China Launch Rural Economy Revitalization Project in Hunan | Press releases | Asia

The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the People’s Republic of China launch the Hunan Rural Revitalization Demonstration Project (H2RDP) today to increase the profitability of specialized agricultural production and increase economic vitality in targeted rural areas of Hunan province – and to help vulnerable rural households …

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State of the rural economy

In 2020-2021, when the Indian economy suffered its largest ever contraction of 7.3%, agriculture was the silver lining. The sector grew by 3.63%, which, although lower than the growth of 4.31% in 2019-2020, was still an important cushion for the overall economy. What are the prospects for the rural, agricultural …

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CBs play a key role in Telangana’s rural economy: KCR

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said on Tuesday that Telangana’s rural economy depended on caste-based professions exercised by the backward classes involved in manufacturing and service sectors in rural areas, which in turn are linked to the progress of agriculture. The Chief Minister observed that unlike North India, the …

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The rural economy can start a revival

Government must reverse its negligence and political missteps as key indicators show the sector is resilient The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could slowly recede with a drop in official estimates of daily infections and deaths. The economy is also very gradually returning to normal, with many states starting …

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As COVID-19 funeral pyres burn, India’s rural economy goes up in smoke

Satara, INDIA: After seeing his father’s funeral pyre burn by a river near their farm last month, Indian sugarcane producer Dattatray Bagal and his brothers had to put their grief aside to count the financial cost of the impact of the coronavirus on their families. They had hoped to buy …

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A policy to boost PNG’s rural economy

Agriculture is vital to the economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Agriculture provides 22% of PNG’s GDP, represents 11% of its exports and supports more than 80% of the population. When inputs from the resource sector weaken, it is time for the agricultural sector to strengthen. This is especially true …

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MPs launch survey to find ways to boost rural economy

A multi-stakeholder group of MPs and peers have launched a new survey that wants to explore ways to boost the UK’s rural economy after the pandemic. The survey will explore why rural productivity is 18% lower than the national average and identify solutions to help bridge the gap. The all-party …

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Jane Marsh – 65,000 acre wind farm could transform rural community

There have been mixed opinions on the potential that a 65,000 acre wind farm could transform the rural community. Some fear that the wind farm will ruin the natural, unobstructed views of the horizon. However, the wind farm would provide a source of income to surrounding communities that could change …

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Lesotho and IFAD tackle rural economy and sustainable agriculture – Food Tank

The Kingdom of Lesotho recently joined the extension of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP) to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers. SADP II, the second phase of the project, targets young people and women to build the rural economy and sustainable agriculture. …

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The clumsy myth of a revival of the country’s rural economy

National accounts data released last month estimates the economy contracted 7.5% in the second quarter of 2020-21 from a year ago. For many, this was a sign of recovery, given that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to contract by around 10%. This is undoubtedly an improvement from the …

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How the Electoral College Protects the Rural Community

As of this writing, the results of the presidential election are not yet known. But there are some things we can already take away from this year’s election. One of the most distinct elements is the urban and rural divide. If presidents were elected by acreage, Republicans would still win …

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Making the most of a changing rural economy

Rural Bangladesh is changing. This change has happened quite rapidly over the past two decades. Rural activities change and the types of occupations change. The same goes for the way of life of the rural population. This was motivated by the income opportunities of a large number of the rural …

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An agricultural infrastructure fund to create jobs and develop the rural economy: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching a Rs 1 trillion agricultural infrastructure fund and said it will generate new opportunities jobs and strengthen the rural economy. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah said agriculture is the foundation …

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How can digital technologies help rural farming communities?

COVID-19 has made us all dependent on digital technology, but we must ensure that the world’s poorest are not left behind. In particular, digital technologies can improve the lives of farmers and agricultural workers. Digital agriculture – where farmers use digital technologies to access useful information – could revolutionize the …

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‘Internet Plus’ and the salvation of China’s rural economy – The Diplomat

power of china A new “Internet Plus” plan could expand opportunities for rural Chinese residents. Advertising Earlier this month, China’s State Council published an implementation plan for ‘Internet Plus’, an initiative to use the Internet and related technologies to drive the next stage of economic development. First announced in March …

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