A special program aimed at bringing wealth to people and strengths to counties by S&T has been carried out in the pilot counties and cities, of which experts from universities and research institutes are invited to work closely with local technical staff. Through on-site teaching and training classes, they carried out practical skill trainings to farmers and workers.
The program has enriched the technical knowledge of people engaged in farming and improved the skills of rural workers, nurturing a number of local talents that lead the regions to wealth.
According to the statistics, by February 2007, the pilot counties and cities had trained more than 2.82 million peasants and various rural technical personnel, among which nearly 1.5 million came from the middle and west China. These people will serve as a strong S&T support to the pilot work of the special program.