Chinese ag tech to boost Tanzania farming

The Demonstration Centre of China Agriculture Technology in Tanzania has been working effectively in promoting Tanzania's agricultural production, an Chinese agriculture expert said.

In three years' technical cooperation since 2012, the demonstration centre has trained 1,100 Tanzanians, including agricultural officials, technicians and local farmers, with advanced agricultural technology through training courses, said Prof. Chen Hualin, the director of the centre.

"The centre has also provided agricultural consultations to more than 2,000 Tanzanians," he told Xinhua.

Cooperation between China and Africa on agriculture has grown deeper and wider in recent years. Demonstration centers have been built in a number of African countries including Rwanda, Mozambique and Cote d'Ivoire, and another seven is under construction or have been planned.

Chines Ministry of Agriculture said it has signed over 30 cooperation agreements with 17 African nations, a moved highly praised by Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union (AU) Commission.

She said China is one of the partners, with whom AU is cooperating in agriculture and Africa is learning a lot from China for the development of the agriculture sector.

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