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June 19, 2008

African agricultural officials learn from China's experiences

Twenty-three African agricultural officials are attending a senior research class in a Chinese university to study the country's experience in the reform and development of agriculture.

The officials are from 13 countries including Egypt, Botswana, Ghana and Kenya. Their study in Nanjing Agricultural University in east China's Jiangsu Province will last three weeks.

During the class period they will also exchange views regarding the experiences and problems in the agricultural development of their countries.

Han Jiqin, deputy director of the International Education College of the university, said the class would promote the agricultural, education and economic exchanges between China and African countries.

Nanjing Agricultural University is one of China's key universities specializing in agriculture. The institute has helped train many agricultural staff for African countries via dispatching teachers, setting up special scholarships and holding workshop classes.

Xinhua

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