Chinese firm sows seeds of success with Tanzania park. Tanzania’s cotton industry reaped in $81.52 million in exports last year. It employs nearly 16 million people in a nation of 45 million. It provides around 13 percent of the country’s agricultural exports, second only to coffee. Still, the country’s cotton farmers are suffering because of a system with no safety nets…Full-text article: China Daily Mar 2013

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  • Begun in June 2012, the China-Tanzania Modern Agricultural Industrial Park is expected to be completed by China’s Dahong Group by early 2014 and will include two cotton processing factories, a textile factory, honey-refining factory, packing factory, oil pressing plant, and an agricultural demonstration school.

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