First, they sold us their made-in-China goods; then they came to build our roads; then they rode on the roads into our shops, hotels and supermarkets; and now the Chinese are in Uganda’s gardens growing food to sell abroad. The latest evidence that China is digging in came last Tuesday in Ngaaju-Ndibilungi village, Butambala sub-county in Luweero district, where the government has given Ke-Hong Group 2,500 acres for agricultural production…Full Article: AllAfrica May 2016

Key Points

  • According to Uganda’s Minister of Agriculture, the Chinese-financed (~US$220 million from Sichuan Kehong Group) agri-industrial project will focus on rice production, poultry, horticulture cultivation, and aquaculture (e.g. fish farms).
  • In 2012, Chinese investors from Sichuan Province visited Uganda.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In February 2015, Sichuan Kehong Group’s Ugandan division formally became incorporated in Uganda.
  • In August 2014, 31 Chinese agricultural specialists, including tractor manufacturers from Sichuan Province, visited Uganda.
  • Founded in October 2013 and headquartered in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Sichuan Kehong (Group) Enterprise Management is an investment firm with interests in the industries of construction, service, energy, agriculture, and more. Lushan County Fengjing Landscaping (founded in 2013), a Sichuan-based company that specializes in flower seedlings, is a subsidiary of Sichuan Kehong Group.
  • In October 2012, the FAO, Uganda and China began the first phase of its agricultural cooperation project, which saw China donate US$1.5 million during the two year project.

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