Chinese experts are expected to arrive in Abidjan soon to reinforce agricultural cooperation between China and Cote d’Ivoire, and help modernize the latter’s agricultural sector, official sources have said. “China’s agriculture ministry will send in September about 30 Chinese with different expertise to evaluate national needs in domains such as cocoa, cashew nuts, rice, pineapples and mangoes,” Cote d’Ivoire’s agriculture ministry said in a statement…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2016

Key Point

  • In July 2016, Ivory Coast’s Minister of Agriculture and China’s Minister of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to increased cooperation.

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  • In April 2016, Chinese agriculture specialists assisted farmers in Divo Department, southcentral Ivory Coast, plant rice seeds. The assistance was part of Chinese-funded rice farming project (~400 hectares) around the town of Guiguidou.
  • As of May 2015, according to China’s Ministry of Agriculture, China has signed more than 30 agricultural cooperation agreements with 17 African nations, including Rwanda, Mozambique and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • In 1995, the Sino-Cote d’Ivoire agricultural cooperation program was launched.

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