China to Loan Nigeria US$4.5 Billion for Agriculture Projects

The Peoples Republic of China has said it will lend Nigeria $4.5 billion to boost local agriculture. The loan is to enable Nigeria purchase farming tools including tractors, bulldozers, graders, irrigation pumps, amongst others…Full Article: AllAfrica Apr 2017 Key Point The US$4.5 billion loan will have a 20 year repayment term and moratorium of 5

China’s Minister of Agriculture Visits Sudan

The Chinese government has granted $60 million to Sudan to boost strategic partnership between the two countries in the field of agricultural investments. The grant was announced Thursday [20 September 2016] by Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu who is currently visiting Sudan accompanied by a high delegation comprised of a number of Chinese investors

Chinese Financed Training Program on Hybrid Rice and Foxtail Millet Carried Out in Eastern Uganda

About 21 km north of the Ugandan capital Kampala, in the quiet environs of Makerere University Agricultural Research institute, a Chinese instructor demonstrates how to use Chinese farming technology to boost production. His students, agricultural technicians drawn from different parts of the east African country, carefully listen and watch every move with a keen eye…Full

China’s State Council Hopes the Private Sector Will Help Modernize the Country’s Irrigation Network

The State Council, China’s cabinet, is looking to the private sector to help modernize the country’s irrigation facilities, according to a regulation published Thursday [2 June 2016]. Together, government funds and private investment will support the development of farmland irrigation systems, according to the new regulation. The government should help private investors identify suitable construction

China’s State Council Begins Taking Steps Toward a Tiered Pricing System for Irrigation Water

China has begun reorganizing and adding to its irrigation and water conservation facilities to facilitate a tiered pricing mechanism encouraging more economical water use by farmers. “Some facilities have no anti-leak designs and in many cases irrigation water is not measured. All these need to be fixed before we bring in the tiered pricing mechanism,”

Researchers in Gansu Province Develop NPK-rich Waste Water from Potato Processing Factories for Potential Irrigation Use

Scientists in China have developed a way of making fertilizer from waste water discharged by potato processing plants, solving a pollution problem which has held back China’s potato ambitions. China sees potatoes as a new staple food to ensure food security, but protein-rich water discharged by starch processors, a major buyer of the spuds, has

China Looks to Cap its Water Consumption for Irrigation and Increase its Forest Coverage Rate

China’s Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday [27 May 2015] published a guideline on achieving “zero discharge” of agricultural waste by 2030. The guideline also set targets on agricultural science and mechanization. China must guarantee to maintain the basic farmland at a level of no less than 1.56 billion mu (about 104 million hectares) by 2020,

China Supports Irrigation and Greenhouse Projects in Georgia

Georgia and China stand at the beginning of a new stage of relations where agriculture is the focus. Thanks to Chinese support, more than 30 greenhouses will be built in Marneuli – a town in the Kvemo Kartli region of southern Georgia. In addition, China will provide Georgia with irrigation/reclamation machinery worth $9 million USD.

China’s Vice Minister of Agriculture Voices Concern Over Agricultural Pollution

Agriculture has overtaken industry as the biggest non-point source pollution in China, according to vice minister of Agriculture Zhang Taolin. Zhang said hazards facing soil and water pollution and the safety of agricultural products have increased, Beijing Times reported. Industrial and civil pollution has shifted to agriculture, lowering the quality of arable farmland. Another negative