Hong Kong Blocks Potential Poultry Imports from Togo Over H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced a total ban on the importation of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs from Togo effective Friday August 26…Full Article: AfricaNews Aug 2016 Key Point According to a representative of Hong Kong’s CFS, Hong Kong has no formal import protocols for Togolese poultry meat and

Hubei-based Agricultural Company to Establish Feed Mill and Develop Sweet Corn Cultivation in Nigeria

A Chinese firm, Wuhan Longfecund Agricultural Development Company Ltd., is set to establish a feed mill and maize farm in Cross River State. Chairman of the Company Yongsheng Cao stated this during a visit to Governor Ben Ayade at the Government House in Calabar…Full Article: BizWatchNigeria Aug 2016 Key Point According to the Chairman of

China to Send Agricultural Experts to the Ivory Coast in September 2016

Chinese experts are expected to arrive in Abidjan soon to reinforce agricultural cooperation between China and Cote d’Ivoire, and help modernize the latter’s agricultural sector, official sources have said. “China’s agriculture ministry will send in September about 30 Chinese with different expertise to evaluate national needs in domains such as cocoa, cashew nuts, rice, pineapples

Chinese Financed Training Program on Hybrid Rice and Foxtail Millet Carried Out in Eastern Uganda

About 21 km north of the Ugandan capital Kampala, in the quiet environs of Makerere University Agricultural Research institute, a Chinese instructor demonstrates how to use Chinese farming technology to boost production. His students, agricultural technicians drawn from different parts of the east African country, carefully listen and watch every move with a keen eye…Full

YTO China-Africa Machinery Corporation to Supply Nigeria with 80,000 Tractors

Following the move to achieve mechanized farming in Nigeria, a Chinese company, YTO China-Africa Machinery Corporation, CAMACO, has concluded plans to supply 80,000 tractors to farmers…Full Article: All Africa July 2016 Key Point Nigeria and its participating states signed a MoU with China-Africa Machinery Corporation (CAMACO). The Nigerian States of Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Kastina (northern

China Donates Agriculture Equipment to Benin

China on Wednesday [13 July 2015] donated 15 million yuan (2.24 million U.S. dollars) worth of agricultural machinery and equipment to the Beninese government. The donation comprises 100 wheeled tractors, 100 trailers, 85 ploughs, 30 rice mills and 100 maize mills…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2016 ChinaAg Comment In November 1964, Benin and China established diplomatic

Chinese Constructed Aquaculture Center Built in Hardap Region, Namibia

A Chinese-built inland aquaculture center was handed over to the government of Namibia on Friday [8 July 2016]. The Hardap Inland Aquaculture Center, about 270 kilometers from capital Windhoek, was constructed by the Sinohydro Tianjin Engineering on behalf of the Chinese government…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2016 Key Points In November 2014, construction on the Hardap

Construction Begins for Chinese Financed Agricultural Project in Central Uganda

First, they sold us their made-in-China goods; then they came to build our roads; then they rode on the roads into our shops, hotels and supermarkets; and now the Chinese are in Uganda’s gardens growing food to sell abroad. The latest evidence that China is digging in came last Tuesday in Ngaaju-Ndibilungi village, Butambala sub-county

China to Support Malawi’s Farming and Horticulture Sector

People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Malawi, Shiting Wang, Friday [29 April 2016] said his country will support Malawi in agriculture sector. Speaking after presenting his letters of credence to Malawi’s State President Professor Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Shitting said Malawi has potential in agriculture, but faces a lot of challenges…Full Article:

China’s Qingdao Port and Africa’s Port of Djibouti Sign Partnership Agreement

The port of Djibouti and China’s Qingdao port have signed a partnership agreement in the Djibouti capital. The agreement, which was signed on Wednesday [13 April 2016] by Djibouti port’s director general Saad Omar Guelleh and the vice-president of Qingdao port Cheng Xinnong, aims to reinforce Djibouti port’s human resource capacities and logistical means. It