Duration: 2012 to 2016
Location: Louang Namtha Province, Laos
Activities: The park has costed more than RMB 60 million and the construction area is 3000 mu. Its main activities include:
Poppy substitutive planting promotion:
By selecting and demonstrating new crop varieties, such as rice, porn, potato, cassava etc., the park aims to promote poppy substitutive planting and alternative livelihood for local people. Moreover, it also demonstrates sow farm, cattle breeding farm, and tilapia ponds for the same purpose.
Yunnan Rural Science and Technology Service Center, in conjunction with Xishuangbanna Jinggu Border Trade Co., Ltd., has established a technical training institute of the Park, which mainly aims at supporting scientific and technological management cadres and scientific and technological personnel in 9 provinces of northern Laos to carry out new varieties and new technology promotion and training tasks. Technical trainings on pollution-free aquaculture have also been conducted, with trainings in Laos and Yunnan once a year for each place.
60 new crop varieties are selected, and the plantation area reaches 395,000 mu
The sow farm raises 350 sows annually, with an average annual production of more than 8,000 piglets. It helps 1,000 farmers raise more than 7,000 commercial pigs, with annual sales of more than RMB 1.2 million and a farmer’s output value of more than RMB 11 million.
The cattle farm has 500 fattening cattle fed annually and an output value of RMB 4 million.
Tilapia demonstration ponds have benefited farmers of 62 villages in 5 counties.