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Forging Prosperity from Stone in Shicha Village

Source: Updated: 2023-01-09

Shicha Village is located at the foot of Hainan's highest volcano crater. Over 90% of the village is covered in volcanic rock. For thousands of years, villagers survived by cultivating the land between the rocks. To turn things around, the village Party committee and village committee led residents in exploring a new development path. 

Applying an integrated innovation model for agriculture, culture, and tourism, Shicha Village has developed distinctive sectors based on dendrobium cultivation, homestay business, family tradition exhibitions, revolutionary history, and local village culture. It has actively promoted integrated tourism and encouraged villagers to start businesses and seek employment in the local area. In this way, it has continually expanded the income channels of residents.