Zambia’s favorable natural conditions for agricultural development and China’s cutting edge in capital, technology and experience present a great opportunity for the two countries to increase cooperation in the agricultural sector, a top Chinese official said on Thursday [3 August 2017]…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2017
- Approximately 500 Zambian agriculture specialist have been trained in China, while roughly 20 Chinese firms have invested in Zambia’s agriculture sector impacting ~10,000 hectares of land.
- In 2012, the China Aid-Zambia Agricultural Technical Demonstration Center was founded in Zambia. From 2012 to mid-2017, the center, one of 14 demonstration centers in Africa, has reportedly trained more than 1,000 Zambian agriculture specialists.
- In July 2015, Zambia’s Agriculture Minister solicited the aid of Chinese investors to help development the country’s agriculture sector. In addition to investing in Zambian agricultural production, Zambia was hoping Chinese investors would also promote its agricultural processing sector and fish farming (i.e. aquaculture).
- In September 2014, a report noted that Chinese companies were particularly interested in purchasing rosewood timber (destined for mainland furniture manufacturers) from Western Province, Zambia.
- During the 2013 marketing season, China-African Cotton Zambia, purchased 11,000 tons of cotton from Eastern Province, Zambia.
- In April 2013, Zambia’s President visited China and stated after his return that announced that Chinese investors were interested in engaging in rice production in Western Province, Zambia. Chinese companies have also been interested in purchasing rosewood timber (destined for mainland furniture manufacturers) in Western Province, Zambia.
- In September 2003, China gave 7,780 MTs of fertilizer (~USD 2.5 million) to Zambia.
- In 1998, CAMCO Zambia Limited was established. CAMCO Zambia is a Chinese company that supplies (through mainland exports) agricultural and construction equipment to Zambia.
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