More Namibian farmers have become beneficiaries of the South-to-South Cooperation (SSC) agreement, which has brought more Chinese experts to the African country to teach farming technologies…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2016

Key Point

  • In 2014, China launched the South-South Cooperation (SSC) project in Namibia. The project was focused on aiding farmers in Zambezi Region, northeastern Namibia. In November 2016, a two-day SSC financed training seminar on vegetable production was held in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi Region.

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  • In September 2016, China donated 4,000 MTs of rice Namibia as food aid for an ongoing drought.
  • In June 2016, Namibia’s President declared a state of emergency in the country over drought conditions.
  • In June 2015, China’s Minister of Agriculture (Han Changfu) and the UN’s FAO signed a US$50 million agreement as part of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Trust Fund
  • In October 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang announced that his country will donate US$50 million UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) over the following five years.
  • In April 2013, it was confirmed that a South-South cooperation project between Mongolia and China was to progress to its second phase. The project is designed to strengthen Mongolia’s food safety, and boost its agriculture and livestock industry.
  • In 1990, China and Namibia established diplomatic ties.
  • Established in 1978 (originally endorsed in 1974) by the United Nations, the South-South cooperation is designed to facilitate the exchange of resources and technological know-how between two or more developing countries (generally located in the “Global South”).

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