"My family earns more than 20,000 yuan a year by selling the yellow flowers," said Ran Liansen a farmer from the Xiaomidi Village in West Yunnan’s Nanjian County.
"Now, 15 households in our village are growing the gorse flower and some have built new houses thanks to the income brought by the economic plant." Ran added with excitement.
The past years have seen local authorities and Party branches in Nabjian County’s Gonglang Town lead farmers in planting gorse, tea, kohlrabi and walnut, as news ways to fight against poverty. In the Xiaomidi village alone, more than five hectares of gorse are planted.
For each household there, the annual income from growing the said plants has exceeded 50,000 yuan.