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1. Community based information survey
GCB obtained basic information such as livelihood status, planting structure, and state of environment of the project site. GCB also collected views from farmers towards sunflower plantation and agricultural professional cooperatives, which provided basic information for future activities.
2. Voluntary education and farming by college students during summer vacations
In mid-July 2009, volunteers from the Gansu Political Science and Law Institute carried out a half-month voluntary education in local Hope Schools.
3. Trainings of planting techniques and cooperatives
In order to solve the problem of local farmers’ lack of knowledge about cooperatives, as well as respond to the local farmers’ requests, GCB organized a series of trainings including ‘Farmers in Poverty and Market’ Forum, Sunflower Plantation Skills Training, Professional Cooperatives Basic Knowledge Training
4. Encouraging the establishment of cooperatives
Currently, there are 139 farmers who voluntarily joined the cooperatives in Niujiahe Village. They elected the first cooperatives board of directors and supervision committee.