On October 16, the list of 110 best cases of the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices was announced at the 2019 China Poverty Reduction International Forum. Among 820 poverty reduction cases, "Grandma Liao’s Salted Duck Eggs" program stood out and won the award of the best cases.
With the vigorous promotion of Jiangxi Postal Branch, the Grandma Liao’s Salted Duck Eggs program has, in the past five years, evolved from a family workshop to standardized production plants, from peddling along the streets to large-scale and industrialized development, from scraping out a living on it to establishing a cooperative to lead poor families out of poverty and become rich. Now, the Grandma Liao’s Salted Duck Eggs cooperative has driven the surrounding townships such as Yeping and Dabodi to form a poverty alleviation industry. In March 2018, Ruijin salted duck eggs represented by Grandma Liao’s Salted Duck Eggs were officially approved as one of the China Protected Geographical Indication Products. Grandma Liao has also won the Award for Striving in the first National Awards for Poverty Alleviation, the National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetter and other honorary titles.
It is reported that the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices was officially launched on May 23, 2018. The campaign was jointly sponsored by the World Bank (WB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the China Internet News Center (CIIC). It solicits outstanding original poverty reduction cases from organizations and individuals concerned about poverty reduction around the world, aiming to promote and share successful poverty reduction practices at home and abroad.
The campaign had received a total of 820 poverty reduction cases, of which 645 were submitted by government agencies at all levels, enterprises and individuals in China, including poverty reduction through tourism development, financial aid, targeted programs for specific groups, and through offering employment opportunities and assisting entrepreneurship. 175 international cases were contributed by international organizations and research institutions such as WFP, IIFAD, FAO, WB, ADB, the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford, covering more than 30 countries including Pakistan, Brazil, the Philippines, Colombia, Cameroon, etc.