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China establishes flood relief fund to help farmers

China has allocated a 330 yuan ($47 million) disaster relief fund to help farmers and agricultural production that have been hard hit by floods.

22 July 2020, at 10:11am

Reuters reports that China’s southern provinces have experienced some of the worst flooding in decades.

The newly established fund is aimed at helping farmers resume production after the disaster and repairing damaged agricultural facilities, as well as reducing the loss of farm income, the ministry of agriculture and rural affairs said in a statement on 20 July.

It will be distributed in provinces including Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangxi and Sichuan.

Many parts of China have been grappling with severe floods this month amid some of the heaviest rainfall on record.

The disaster has led to a resurgence of African swine fever in some areas, hurting pork production, and also disrupted supply chains, including for personal protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak

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