To ease your site search, article categories are at bottom of page.

December 30, 2010

China helps Africa build over 142 agricultural projects by end of 2009


China had helped build over 142 agricultural projects in Africa by the end of 2009, according to a white paper on China-Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation released December 23.

The projects mainly include pilot agro-technical stations, stations for popularizing agricultural techniques, farms, and agricultural technology demonstration centers, the white paper said.

China said agriculture is a priority field for China-Africa economic and trade cooperation, and helping Africa solve its food security problem is the ultimate goal in their agricultural cooperation.

Currently, the two sides have conducted cooperation in agricultural infrastructure construction, food production and breeding industry, exchange and transfer of agricultural practical techniques, and processing, storage and transport of agricultural products.

The Chinese government also encourages its enterprises to invest in agricultural product processing and agricultural development projects in Africa, according to the white paper.

To improve the livelihood of African people, China has made great efforts to assist African countries to build public facilities, improve their medical care and public health service, reduce their debts, and provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid, the white paper said.

The 29-page white paper, released by the State Council Information Office, is the first white paper on its economic and trade cooperation with Africa.

Xinhua

Article Categories

AGRA agribusiness agrochemicals agroforestry aid Algeria aloe vera Angola aquaculture banana barley beans beef bees Benin biodiesel biodiversity biof biofuel biosafety biotechnology Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi CAADP Cameroon capacity building cashew cassava cattle Central African Republic cereals certification CGIAR Chad China CIMMYT climate change cocoa coffee COMESA commercial farming Congo Republic conservation agriculture cotton cow pea dairy desertification development disease diversification DRCongo drought ECOWAS Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia EU EUREPGAP events/meetings exports fa fair trade FAO fertilizer finance fisheries floods flowers food security fruit Gabon Gambia gender issues Ghana GM crops grain green revolution groundnuts Guinea Bissau Guinea Conakry HIV/AIDS honey hoodia horticulture ICIPE ICRAF ICRISAT IFAD IITA imports India infrastructure innovation inputs investment irrigation Ivory Coast jatropha kenaf keny Kenya khat land deals land management land reform Lesotho Liberia Libya livestock macadamia Madagascar maize Malawi Mali mango marijuana markets Mauritania Mauritius mechanization millet Morocco Mozambique mushroom Namibia NEPAD Niger Nigeria organic agriculture palm oil pastoralism pea pest control pesticides pineapple plantain policy issues potato poultry processing productivity Project pyrethrum rai rain reforestation research rice rivers rubber Rwanda SADC Sao Tome and Principe seed seeds Senegal sesame Seychelles shea butter Sierra Leone sisal soil erosion soil fertility Somalia sorghum South Africa South Sudan Southern Africa spices standards subsidies Sudan sugar sugar cane sustainable farming Swaziland sweet potato Tanzania tariffs tea tef tobacco Togo tomato trade training Tunisia Uganda UNCTAD urban farming value addition value-addition vanilla vegetables water management weeds West Africa wheat World Bank WTO yam Zambia Zanzibar zero tillage Zimbabwe

  © 2007 Africa News Network design by Ourblogtemplates.com

Back to TOP