Featured in the US National Library of Medicine, Bloomberg.com, and UCLA’s Center for Health Equity, Professor Virginia C. Li’s (Li Zhen) pilot program in China seems to be working.
In an effort to convince the highest producing tobacco country in the world that there are more advantageous ways to promote a healthy ecology and economy, Professor Li set up three test sites with 458 volunteer farmers in Yunnan Provence, Yuxi, China, to grow crops other than tobacco.
Why Yuxi? The Yuxi Cigarette Company is one of the . . . (read more here and watch the video).
* Market-building as State-building in China’s Tobacco Industry. Page 132. Proquest. Google Books
Photo Credit: Wikipedia, Yunnan Farmland