The per capita net income of farmers and herdsmen in Tibet hit 6,578 yuan ($1,071) in 2013, marking double-digit growth for 11 consecutive years, according to the regional statistics bureau. More than 80 percent of the population in the region are farmers and herdsmen, and improving their livelihood has been a priority task for the regional government. Statistics show that the government invested 16.05 billion yuan [~US$2.61 billion] to support agriculture last year…Full Article: China Daily Mar 2014

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  • In 2013, approximately 2.3 million Tibetan farmers and herdsman moved into urban housing projects.

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