In recent years, Mashan County in Nanning has insisted on industrial poverty alleviation as the main way to get rid of poverty and the fundamental strategy for stable poverty alleviation; it has continuously promoted the development of industries with special advantages and green industries there and deepened their development, accumulating valuable experience for winning the fight against poverty in extremely poor areas.
Based on the natural conditions of “90% Stones and 10% Soil”, Mashan County has formulated a number of special plans for industrial poverty alleviation with accurate positioning on the industrial development of 11 towns in Mashan County. It has selected drought-resistant, high-yield, good-return marmot, silkworm, honeysuckle, black goat, and Lidang chicken as characteristic breeding and planting projects for development. In 2018, the county bred 4.945 million Lidang chickens, an increase of 2.1% year-on-year. Yao Town, the place of origin of Lidang chicken, has built a Lidang chicken breeding base, covering an area of 25 mu, promoting the chicken breeding in 10 administrative villages. At present, the number of chickens in the town is about 300,000.