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Photo taken on Oct. 20, 2020 shows silkworm cocoons at a silkworm farm in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province.(Xinhua)

KAIHUA, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Silkworm farmers of Xidong Village have significantly improved profitability after cooperation with sericulture companies and scientific researchers began in 2018. By the end of 2020, the village's silk production is estimated to reach 22,500 kilograms, which could increase farmers' income by nearly a million yuan (about 150,000 U.S. dollars).

A silk farmer shows a cocoon frame in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020. (Xinhua)

Farmers put silkworms onto cocoon frames in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020. (Xinhua)

A farmer feeds silkworms with mulberry leaves in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020. (Xinhua)

Yu Genlong, a sericulture expert, teaches silkworm cocoon know-hows to farmers in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020.(Xinhua)

Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2020 shows silkworm cocoons at a silkworm farm in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province.(Xinhua)

Farmers feed silkworms with mulberry leaves in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020.(Xinhua)

A silk farmer shows harvested silkworm cocoons in Xidong Village of Kaihua County, east China's Zhejiang Province, Oct. 21, 2020.(Xinhua)

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