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Sunday, 17 December 2017

A delegation of Chinese technical personnel will soon arrive in Bissau to begin a project to manufacture tractors and other agricultural machinery in Guinea-Bissau, said Beijing’s ambassador in the West African country. Wang Hua made his statement during a Friday ceremony during which he delivered to the Guinea-Bissauan government machinery and other goods meant to help produce rice, “so that the country can become self-sufficient in this cereal”.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

Indonesia will build stronger cooperation with Gambia's agricultural sector, according to a statement issued by the Indonesian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, on Sunday (25/07). The embassy also represents Indonesia in neighboring Gambia. Agriculture Rural Farmers Training Center (ARFTC) director Asumana Njaedi said Indonesia has been very helpful in providing Gambian farmers with training, while also giving them useful knowledge related to the sector, as quoted by state-run news agency Antara. Meanwhile, Indonesia will also help the African nation to rebuild the ARFTC, which was established by the Indonesian government in Jenoi, Gambia, in 1998.

Monday, 01 August 2016

The southwest Nigeria's state of Osun on Thursday said it has partner a Chinese firm to transform the state into hub of cocoa production. State governor Rauf Aregbesola made the remarks in Ede town during a facility tour of the resuscitated Cocoa Production Industry in partnership with Chinese Company, Golden Monkey of China. He said the state would soon become the hub of cocoa production in Nigeria with the revival of the moribund Osun Cocoa Production Industry.

Development experts from China and Africa have begun reflecting on how to transform the new cooperation framework agreed between the two parties last year during the Johannesburg Summit into concrete growth on the ground. They met in Yiwu City of China on April 14-16, 2016 within the framework of the 5th meeting of China-Africa Think Tanks Forum. The forum is an initiative launched by China's Zhejiang Normal University in 2011 to create a platform for face-to-face dialogue and exchanges between Chinese and African think tanks.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A meeting supported by IICA, the European Union, and Colombia’s Presidential Agency for International Cooperation enabled specialists engaged in promoting the crop to learn about new forms of marketing that could boost markets for the product. Technical officers from six Caribbean countries traveled to Costa Rica to learn about new ways of adding value to cassava production and modern technologies for processing the vegetable, in order to boost the industry, promote the diversification of markets, and improve the chain’s competitiveness.