During the process of surveying and analysis, the study group was honoured to have the strong support and guidance of Gamal Ahmed, FAO Representative in China, DPR Korea and Mongolia and Xu Ji, Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) in China, and Cao Sifa, Director General of Beijing Urban and Rural Economic Information Centre. Officials working in the surveyed provinces and institutions who granted great assistance to the study group and those who accompanied the researchers and participated in the field studies were Liang Lihui, Agricultural Department and Sheng Xiaoming and Zhu Shuqing of Lanxi Agricultural Bureau, Xu Yueqing and Shi Deyun, Jinyun County Agricultural Bureau, Zhejiang province; Xu Jun of Anhui Provincial Agricultural Commission, Li Xianbao and Qin Jianeng of Shucheng County Agricultural Commission and Zhang Eryun and Zhang Jinhua of Wuhu County Agricultural Commission, Anhui province; Guan Jinyue of Ningxia Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Department, Dong Weizhou of Litong Agricultural Bureau, Ningxia; Wu Shouyuan of Jilin Provincial Agricultural Commission and Li Chunyi and Guo Dongyi of Fuyu County Science and Technology Bureau, Jilin province.
Meng Xianli of Beijing Urban and Rural Economic Information Centre assisted in drafting this report. I prepared the case studies for Jinyun county and Lanxi city, Zhejiang province, and Fuyu county in Jilin province. Zhang Kuilin of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture of China drafted the case studies for Wuhu and Shucheng counties in Anhui province, while Meng Xianli completed the case study for Litong district of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Liu Guicai and Han Fujun of the Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture of China rendered very constructive opinions to the report. We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all those who supported and cared about the study.
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