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 and representatives of Chandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Cotton Research Centre and Agricultural Mechanization Academy…AllAfrica: Full Article Sept 2016
- The Chinese delegation visited the Gazera Scheme [sic. Gezira Scheme, irrigation], Rahad Scheme [irrigation] and Sudan’s GIAD Industrial area.
- In March 2016, both Ministers of Agriculture (Sudanese and Chinese) have expressed interested in increased agricultural cooperation, including promoting production, between the two countries.
- In June 2013, Sudan and China signed an agricultural agreement that allowed Chinese companies to operate and invest more freely in Sudan.
- In 2012, China was granted permission by Sudanese government to establish a free-trade zone for agriculture and livestock products.