English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping
English websites of Chinese embassies

Home >> Sci-Edu
UPDATED: 08:28, December 21, 2006
Chinese farmers' average education less than 8 years
font size    

More than 800 million peasants living in rural China have only been schooled for an average 7.3 years, and their knowledge of science is only one-sixths that of city residents, it was announced at the Farmers Science Knowledge Forum held on December 19. Furthermore, only 9.1 percent have undergone any kind of professional skill training and less than 5 percent have an agricultural education. Most of the country laborers are physical labors using traditional farming methods, and have not mastered modern production technology.

Wei Chaoan, the Vice Minister of Agriculture said that Chinese farmers generally have a low knowledge of science. The new generation of farmers which has scientific knowledge and management skills is very much in the minority. Policies, money and facilities for farmers'education and training are not easy to provide efficiently. Thus, he said, China must realize the importance of improving farmers' knowledge of science on a strategic level to encourage the building of new country villages and a harmonious society.

By People's Daily Online

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- China Exclusive: Literacy classes change farmers' fate

- Education boost for farmers next year


Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved