Rongcheng farmers harvest corn in autumn

(| Updated : 2021-09-14

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In recent days, members of a local cooperative in Nanzhuang village, Shidao management area of Rongcheng, Shandong province have been busy harvesting corn in the fields.

Due to the aging of the rural population, a large amount of land has been abandoned, weakening the village collective economy. As a result, many villages in Rongcheng have established cooperatives in recent years. Under this model, the villagers take shares in the land, which are collectively operated by the cooperatives.

Thanks to large-scale planting, costs have been greatly reduced, which not only increases the village collective income, but also helps drives the villagers to increase their incomes.