After a three-day trip to Beijing, a media delegation from the African country Mozambique continued its trip and arrived in Harbin, capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, on Wednesday [6 September 2017]. Emilia Jubileu Moiane, director of the Information Office of Mozambique, together with six Mozambican media officials, started their weeklong visit in China on Sunday to deepen communication with Chinese media officials and agricultural practitioners…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2017

Key Point

  • The Mozambique delegation visited Beidahuang Group’s Beidahuang Musuem, Xiangfang Experimental Farm, Jiusan Group [see Jiusan Oils and Grains Industries, subsidiary of Beidahuang Group], and the Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In December 2016, China donated 10,000 MTs of rice to the southern region (i.e. Gaza Province) of Mozambique. China noted it would also finance the drilling of 200 boreholes in Mozambique for extracting water.
  • In April 2015, the Chinese-funded Chokué Agri-Industrial Complex (CAIC) opened in Mozambique. CAIC would reportedly be able to process 60,000 MTs of rice annually in addition to being able to process tomatoes and cashews. CAIC would also have a 15,000 MTs cold storage capacity for fresh produce. Lastly, the CAIC will be supplied in part by Wambao Agriculture, a Chinese-backed company located some 130 km (~80 miles away) in Xai-Xai district.
  • In 2013, construction began on the Chinese-funded Chokué Agri-Industrial Complex (CAIC) in Mozambique.
  • In 2012, Wanbao Agriculture harvested its first rice crop in Xai-Xai, but the majority of the crop was destroyed by flooding.
  • In 2011, China Wanbao Oil and Grain Co Ltd. (via its subsidiary Wanbao Africa Agriculture Development aka Wambao) was brought in to manage the rice development project in Xai-Xai, Mozambique.
  • In 2005, the Mozambican government solicited China to develop 12,000 ha of abandoned rice paddy land in Xai-Xai, Gaza province, southern Mozambique.
  • Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, Beidahuang Group is a state-owned agribusiness company whose subsidiaries include subsidiaries including Heilongjiang Agriculture, Jiusan Oil and Fat, Wondersun Dairy, Beidahuang Rice, Beidahuang Meat, Jiusan Fengyuan Wheat, Beidahuang Seed, Beidahuang Malt, Beidahuang Cereals & Oil Wholesale Market, Duo Duo Group, Wondersun Pharmaceutical, and Harbin Longken Malt.

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