Outline for national agricultural construction for the years 1956-1967 (draft)

1956 nian dao 1967 nian quanguo nongye fazhan gangyao (cao'an)
Outline for national agricultural construction for the years 1956-1967 (draft)
77x53 cm.
BG E37/91

A long-term plan formulated by the CCP and the government to mobilize farmers and all forces to comprehensively improve farmers' material and cultural lives by developing agricultural production as the center, promoting the construction of socialist agriculture, and comprehensively improving farmers' material and cultural lives on the basis of developing and improving agricultural co-operation. The formulation process took place in the second half of 1955. In order to welcome and promote the upcoming upsurge in agricultural production that was expected at that time, Mao Zedong and party committee secretaries of some provinces and autonomous regions jointly agreed on the "Seventeen Articles" on national agricultural development issues in November 1955. Subsequently, under the chairmanship of Mao Zedong, the "Seventeen Articles" were expanded into the "National Agricultural Development Program from 1956 to 1967 (Draft)", which was submitted to the Supreme State Council for discussion by the Political Bureau of the CCP on January 23, 1956 and then announced.

With eight posters in the collection, the set is incomplete: provisions 35-40 are missing.

Provisions 1-5.

1: All provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions are required to basically complete the primary form of agricultural co-operation in 1956

2: Areas with a good foundation for cooperation and where a number of high-level cooperatives have already been established are to basically complete high-level agricultural cooperativization in 1957

3: Agricultural production cooperatives should make appropriate arrangements in production and life for widowed farmers and disabled soldiers

4: The problem of former landlords and rich peasants who have given up exploitation should begin to be resolved within 1956

5: Counterrevolutionary elements in rural areas should be dealt with

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