China has donated 21,366 metric tons of parboiled rice worth Sh2.25 billion, in fighting hunger in the country. This is about 450,000 50kg bags. Parboiled rice is one that has been partially boiled…Full Article: AllAfrica June 2017

Key Point

  • In June 2017, according to Kenya’s Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary, the first shipment (100,000 bags) of parboiled rice from China arrived. Additional shipments are planned for July and August 2017.

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  • In April 2017, China donated 12,173 MTs of rice to Zimbabwe.
  • In March 2017, China donated USD 1 million to Zimbabwe to aid families affected by February 2017 flood.
  • In February 2017, China donated more than 200 containers of rice to Uganda. According to Uganda’s Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees and Member of Parliament for Lamwo County, 80 Uganda districts would each receive 3 containers (~900 bags total) of Chinese rice.
  • In December 2016, China donated 10,000 MTs of rice to Mozambique.
  • In October 2016, China donated 4,000 MTs of rice to Namibia. In June 2016, Namibia’s President declared a state of emergency in the country over drought conditions.
  • In September 2016, China donated 5,500 MTs (out of the promised 19,000 MTs) of rice to Zimbabwe. Of the 5,500 MTs of rice initially donated, Zimbabwe’s Health Ministry received 100 MTs and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services received 50 MTs. Local orphanages and resting homes for the elderly were also slated to receive rice.
  • In March 2015, China donated 5,400 MTs of rice to Zimbabwe as food aid. According to Zimbabwe’s Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare Minister, 100 MTs of the Chinese rice was to be used to feed the country’s prison inmates.
  • In March 2014, China donated a total of 6,000 rice bags to Cebu Province (Philippines) and 10,000 rice bags to Bohol Province, both of which are islands located in the central section of the Filipino archipelago.
  • In March 2013 it was announced that China would allocate Sh12.6 billion [US$150 million] to boost to rice production on 10,000 hectares of Kenyan farmland.

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