Recently, the General Office of Nanning Municipal People’s Government issued the “Implementation Plan for Nanning City to Carry out Poverty Alleviation through Consumption to Eliminate Poverty” (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”). Nanning will further stimulate the enthusiasm of the whole society to participate in poverty alleviation and expand the sales channel of agricultural products in poverty-stricken areas, improve the supply and quality of agricultural products in such areas, and accelerate the development of leisure agriculture and rural tourism in the said areas, in order to win the battle against poverty, and promote the implementation of the rural vitalization strategy.
The "Plan" clearly states that Nanning should organize administrative units and state-owned enterprises and institutions to carry out poverty alleviation through consumption. They must organize canteens directly purchasing agricultural products from poverty-stricken areas, and establish a list for the production and sales of such agricultural products. Each county or district must collect and sort out the varieties, planting and breeding scale, production, price, sales period, storage and transportation capacity of the agricultural products in poverty-stricken areas, and regularly issue purchase demand orders. Nanning Weining Investment Group, as the main player, must directly purchase and provide the agricultural products to the city's administrative organs, state-owned enterprises and institutions, schools and hospital canteens according to the purchase demand orders. The total amount of agricultural products purchased by each unit each year must be no less than 20% of the total amount of agricultural products consumed annually. At the same time, all administrative units, enterprises and institutions must give priority to laborers from poverty-stricken families on equal conditions while hiring workers, and preferentially purchase products from poverty-stricken areas. The total amount of agricultural and specialty products purchased from poverty-stricken areas each year must be no less than 50% of the total amount of employee welfare expenditures of the current year.