Pool­ing in re­sources

ChinAfrica - - China Report -

Af­ter the co­op­er­a­tive was es­tab­lished, lo­cal herds­men can pool in grass­land, livestock, ex­per­tise, ve­hi­cles and equip­ment, and share the eco­nomic ben­e­fits of pro­fes­sional man­age­ment.

As herds­men have grass­land use rights ac­cord­ing to the con­tracts they signed with the lo­cal gov­ern­ment in the 1980s, the co­op­er­a­tive gives each house­hold a sub­sidy of 2,000 yuan ($300) a year for us­ing the grass­land in ro­ta­tion. This not only pro­tects the eco­log­i­cal sys­tem on the grass­land, but also in­creases

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