In the middle of winter, reporters visited Patiguri Potagi's house. Fragrant scented tea, sweet flowerless jam, children playful figure, draw a happy picture of a family...
Patiguri Potagi,57, lives in the village of Azi Khan, Songtak Township, Atushi City, Xinjiang. She lives with her son's family of four, relying on locally-rich figs to boost family income. A family planted acres of fig trees, last year only a fig, net income of 15000 yuan. In addition to his son and daughter-in-law's income to work, life has improved significantly, the family took off the hat of poor families.
Azi khan village is known as \"the hometown of figs \". The figs here are big, juicy, sweet and shaped like buns, which the villagers call \"sugar buns \". It is this \"sugar package\" that brings vitality to local farmers'income and wealth, and becomes an irreplaceable and important industry to overcome poverty.
the storage period of figs at room temperature is short, only one or two days. Before, fig mature season, the villagers are picking their own fruit, with plates, to the roadside to sell. Because centralized listing, cannot sell good price. At its cheapest, a fig can only sell for two or three cents, making only enough money to support a basic life. In 2018, the village invested 1.5 million yuan to build a fig trading market, attracting foreign merchants to come, a fig, can sell for -2 yuan.
In 2016, the government introduced a fund support policy to provide 10,000 yuan of start-up funds for each poor household, encouraging poor farmers to join the fig cooperative and giving dividends to the poor households who joined the cooperative.
It was in this policy that the Tursun Juma father and son, with years of experience in fig processing and marketing, saw the opportunity to submit their application for the establishment of a professional cooperative for fruit industry... After the approval,15 poor households joined the cooperative, and the government invested 150,000 yuan in the development of the cooperative.
Talking about the original intention of setting up the co-op, Tursun Juma said:\" Since the ancestors, we have been living on fig processing, sales, has been suffering from the inability to expand production. Now with policy support, everyone sees hope of getting rich.
Farmers who join the co-op work in the co-op for two months a year, with a monthly salary of 1,500 yuan plus an annual bonus of 700 yuan, and get a net income of 3700 yuan a year from the fig co-op, according to Abuliti Abuldo, party branch secretary of the village of Azhan. These farmers can also go out to work or do other work at other times.
Turson Juma said:\"35 years ago, when I was married, a family of five lived in two adobe houses, with only one donkey, and a year's income from fig processing sales could only barely support the family. \"The co-op has changed the way we produce, and I had a net income of 70,000 yuan last year,\" he said. Plus the other operating income of the son and daughter, the whole family has a net income of 150,000 yuan a year. Now the family lives together, with 15 houses, two cars, five or six motorcycles, and life is sweeter than figs!
The change in the village of Azihan is even more welcome: through the hard-working hands of villagers, the flowerless fruit grown from generation to generation is becoming the \"golden fruit\" of becoming rich - the integration of fig industry has increased the income of 338 poor households in the village. At present, the village's poor households have all taken the hat, the day is getting better and better. (Jiangshan)