March 25th-27th, 2008, under the leadership of the County Board and the Poverty Alleviation Office, a group of 5 people from the Association for Rural Development in Jiansi County, Hubei Province arrived to ARDY. They began a training known as “Mechanism and Experience for Farmers’ Microfinance Organizations.” Secretary General Gao XiangJun introduced to them the Association’s development history and the work conditions for both the microfinance and farmers’ organizations. She also sent staff members to accompany the party to the branches as well as villages in Wanxin, Fuxin, Maan, and Kunshan for inspection. Afterwards, they discussed the draft “Proposal to Construct Farmers’ Organizations” written by Secretary General Gao XiangJun. Both sides had a serious exchange of ideas.
(Translated by Jennifer Yau)