The Bauchi State Government will sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with some Chinese investors wishing to invest in the state’s economy. The parties said that signing the pacts would ignite bilateral cooperation between the state and China for economic development, investment, technical assistance and partnership in agriculture, with emphasis on production, farm mechanisation and water development…Full Article: AllAfrica Oct 2016

Key Point

  • The MoU was signed after a team of Chinese investors carried out a three day tour of Bauchi State. The Chinese delegation was led by a representative of the China General Engineering and Construction Company.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In August 2016, China’s Wuhan Longfecund Agriculture Development announced it would promote sweet corn cultivation and construct a feed mill to produce glucose syrup in Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria.
  • In June 2016, a five-day training program was carried out by the China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) to train 40 officials from Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The training covered rice production, vegetables cultivation, soil/fertilizer management, seed production, farm machinery training, and plant protection practices.
  • In August 2015, two Chinese companies stated they would invest in northern Nigeria’s agriculture sector. The first, China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) announced plans to develop 9,000 ha of agricultural land in Jigawa. The company has previously carried out road construction and irrigation projects in Jigawa’s largest city, Hadejia. The second, China’s Lee Group, which produces shoes in Jigawa, announced plans to expand into sugar production, molasses and seasoning (e.g. spices) in the near future.
  • In September 2014, the coordinator of the World Bank’s Third National Fadama Development (Fadama III) Project in Nigeria announced a Chinese company was going to establish a cassava processing plant in Yakurr, Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria.

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