Wednesday, August 12, 2015
China seeks cooperation for sustainable agriculture in Africa
China said it is charting grounds of cooperation with African countries in order to ensure sustainable agricultural development, NaijaAgroNet gathered.
This was made known recently when the Chinese Embassy in Sudan hosted a workshop on China's experiences in agricultural development and its role in achieving food security in Africa.
“China is a traditional agricultural country, with only six per cent of fresh water and nine per cent of arable land of the world, yet it has managed to provide food for 20 per cent of the world population," the Chinese Sudan Ambassador, Li Lianhe.
He reiterated that the experience exchange and mutual cooperation in agriculture and food security area between China and Africa would make essential contribution to the stability and development of the world, NaijaAgroNet reports.
The two-day workshop was attended by Sudan's State Minister for Agriculture Yaqoub Mohamed Al-Tayeb, the Chinese Ambassador and researchers from China and nine African countries.
"Sudan is keen to achieve food security and it has initiatives in this respect," said Al-Tayeb when addressing the workshop.
Sudan government, he said, is committed in fully adopting the outcome of the workshop and transforming its recommendations into work programmes to promote food security in Africa, NaijaAgroNet learnt.
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