The Demonstration Centre of China Agriculture Technology in Tanzania has been working effectively in promoting Tanzania’s agricultural production, a Chinese agriculture expert said. In three years’ technical cooperation since 2012, the demonstration centre has trained 1,100 Tanzanians, including agricultural officials, technicians and local farmers, with advanced agricultural technology through training courses, said Prof. Chen Hualin, the director of the centre…Full Article: Xinhua May 2015

Key Points

  • According to China’s Ministry of Agriculture, it has signed more than 30 cooperation agreements with 17 African nations, including Rwanda, Mozambique and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • The Demonstration Centre of China Agriculture Technology is located roughly 115 miles Dar-es-Salaam in Dakawa, Morogoro region, central Tanzania. The focus crops for the center include rice, corn, vegetables, and bananas.

ChinaAg Comment

  • In June 2012, the China-Tanzania Modern Agricultural Industrial Park was established in Kizumbi district, Shinyanga province, north-central Tanzania. The project, backed by Dahong Group (Jiangsu Province), hoped to found two cotton processing factories, a textile factory, honey-refining factory, packing factory, oil pressing plant, and an agricultural demonstration school by 2014.

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