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Chinese farmers go online to sell produce focus 03/15/2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chinese farmers go online to sell produce

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03/15/2011
BEIJING — For years, Wang Yulan and her husband drove their three-wheeled vehicle to an outdoor market near Beijing to sell broccoli, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes grown on their small plot of land.

Now, thanks to the web, they don’t even have to leave their living room.

Two years ago the couple bought a computer and joined a growing number of Chinese farmers selling their produce online, giving them access to customers around the country and boosting their meager income.

“A broad market is opened once you get on the computer,” Wang, 55, told AFP as she logged on to agricultural trading Web site aptc.cn with the help of her niece..... MORE

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