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The University Selected as A "Provincial Demonstration Unit for Poverty Alleviation through Consumption"
 

     In order to thoroughly implement the important directive spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping on carrying out the action of poverty alleviation through consumption, and the arrangement and deployment for poverty alleviation through consumption made by the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, the University seriously organized the application in accordance with the Work Plan for Selection of the Demonstration Units of Poverty Alleviation Through Consumption In Guizhou Province. Recently, upon the research by the provincial leading group office of poverty alleviation and development, 24 units with outstanding performance in the action of poverty alleviation through consumption were selected as the "provincial demonstration unit of poverty alleviation through consumption", and the University was the only university among them.

     In recent years, the Party committee of the University has focused on the province's core task of fighting against poverty and building a moderately prosperous society in synchronization with the entire country, followed the requirements of winning the battle of poverty alleviation through consumption put forward by the provincial Party committee and provincial government, adhered to the general idea of taking the Party building as the lead, surrounding closely the core tasks and conducting overall planning, and carried out in-depth poverty alleviation through science and technology and consumption.

     The University has given full play to the discipline advantages of the Key Laboratory of Chemistry of Natural Product, School of Bioengineering, School of Pharmacy, School of Food Science and other agriculture-related majors, focused on promoting its scientific and technological achievements in the fields of Chinese herbal medicine and agricultural products from seedling cultivation and processing, formulated an implementation plan for poverty alleviation "with the promotion of the transformation of scientific and technological achievements as the starting point, and technical services and personnel training as the leading role", to serve more than 400,000 mu of planting bases and agricultural demonstration parks all over the province. Cooperation bases and R&D bases have been built in Sansui County and Weining County.

     The University actively carries out the work of "combining school and agriculture". In the past three years, the amount for agricultural products purchased from poverty-stricken households in poverty-stricken areas by the University's canteens has been nearly RMB 26 million. In 2020, the amount for agricultural products purchased from poverty-stricken households in poverty-stricken areas by the University's canteens will definitely account for more than 80% of the total procurement amount. The University provides nearly 400 square meters of space for Kaiyang Henglv Vegetable Farmers' Professional Cooperative to set up and operate a school-and-agriculture-integrated supermarket. In the past three years, the supermarket has purchased about 1,200 tons of various agricultural products from farmers in poverty-stricken areas, with a value of about RMB 8.558 million. In accordance with the relevant requirements of winning the battle of poverty alleviation through consumption put forward by the provincial education department, in 2020, the University together with the trade unions of all its affiliated hospitals helped Sansui County solve the problem of unsalable white striped duck, chicken, hericium erinaceus and fruits in the form of "purchasing instead of donating and buying instead of helping", totaling about RMB 1.5 million. The whole University faculty and medical staff have also actively participated in the activity of "heart-warming shopping for poverty alleviation", and carried out the poverty alleviation through consumption in e-commerce, micro commerce, group buying groups and other channels.

     Liang Guiyou, secretary of the Party committee of the University, Luo Peng, president of the University, and Tian Xiaobin, vice president of the University, helped sell the agricultural products of the 1000-mu forest economic industry demonstration base in Bagong Town.

     They have actively carried out the activity of "heart-warming shopping for poverty alleviation" to effectively help villagers solve the problem of unsalable agricultural and sideline products caused by the pandemic.

     The University will continue to fulfill its social responsibilities, deepen the "combination of school and agriculture", effectively carry out the poverty-alleviation product counters entering schools and hospitals, play a good exemplary role, help the province fight poverty and realize rural revitalization, and boost the province's economic and social development to a new level.