The vast sloping field of mountainous areas in Yunnan, China is very suitable to plant hemp, where the altitude is usually above 2000 meters. Due to the rugged road and lagging transpotation, farmers used to grew only corn with annual income of about USD5~7.5 per are. After planting hemp the annual income raise to USD12.5~20. Highest can reach to USD25. Hemp give local people a new income resource. Nanwen Village in the first year of growing hemp, peoples bougtht 47 tractors and 35 motocyles. And many villagers begin to build new house.
One fiber processing factory with investment of USD 30 million was built in the Industiral Park of Menghai, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Provinces. Which is using all new technology in the production with low energy consumption, less chemical and low pollution. And brings about near 400 jobs for local people. The average salary of workers is four to five times than before they are still a farmer.