Tiantian Xuenong: China's first pay-for-knowledge agricultural platform

Capitalizing on a deep understanding of Chinese agriculture, this startup is building an online school where farmers can learn agricultural and business skills

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Even though China is now the second largest economy in the world, its agriculture sector remains one of the most inefficient. About 18% of China's workforce were employed in farming in 2017, yet agriculture accounted for less than 8% of national GDP that year.One of the main reasons for the inefficiency is a lack of agricultural knowledge and skills on the part of Chinese farmers.In 2016, almost half of Chinese farmers had only a primary school education. In addition, China has one agricultural technician for every 10,000 residents, whereas developed countries have 30–40. As a result, mos...
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