Friday, November 13, 2015

China-Africa Agricultural Cooperation in West Africa

The South African Institute of International Affairs published in November 2015 a study titled "China-Africa Co-operation beyond Extractive Industries: The Case of Chinese Agricultural Assistance in West Africa" by Emanuele Santi and Maxime Weigert, both with the African Development Bank.

The paper offers an overview of the main trends in and obstacles to China-West African engagement in the agricultural sector, and places them in the context of West Africa's emerging needs.  The authors conclude that West Africa could learn a lot from China, which has built a strong domestic agricultural sector in the last two decades and developed it more rapidly than any other sector. 

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