Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy/Overcast    0 / 5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>Foreign Affairs

China assists Africa with food security

By Chi Jianxin (People's Daily)

13:35, December 02, 2011

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China and Africa share a long history and profound tradition in agricultural cooperation. Traditional aid-based agricultural cooperation has played an important role in the development of friendly economic and trade relations between China and African countries.

In recent years, the Chinese government has paid more attention to food security in Africa and strengthened agricultural cooperation with African countries. As of June 2011, the Chinese government had assisted Africa with more than 100 agricultural projects, established agricultural technology demonstration centers in 14 African countries, dispatched hundreds of agricultural experts to Africa and trained a large number of local agricultural technicians.

After the Reform and Opening-up, China started to encourage enterprises to "go out" and make market-oriented agricultural investment in Africa. As a developing county, China fully understands the concerns of African countries for food security and is very sympathetic toward African countries that face difficulties in food security.

In the future, China will continue to spare no efforts helping African countries develop agriculture and improve food security.


Leave your comment1 comments

  1. Name

Sam Teng at 2011-12-03175.136.54.*
Africa has the poorest countries in the world and its people are often suffering from famine. Any aid to Africa in terms of agricultural development and farming techniques will be crucial for the Africans to be self reliant on food production and security. China plays an important role in alleviating the shortage of food in Africa. More countries from developed nations should chip in to help the poor nations in Africa. It is a shame that many developed nations are willing to spend billion to go to war that resulted in more human sufferings rather than helping the hungry people in Africa. In this respect, China should be commended for its crucial role in Africa to alleviate hunger.

Selections for you

  1. Medvedev, Putin meet supporters in Moscow

  2. Oh deer, I think I love you

  3. Beijing experiences its 1st snow this winter

  4. Black-headed gulls migrate from Siberia to China's Kunming

Most Popular


  1. Why is China's financial sector going global?
  2. World needs safety net against euro crisis
  3. US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition close to collapse
  4. China's schools on the way up
  5. What is to be done with Syria?
  6. UK mass strike shows steep learning curve
  7. China-Myanmar ties challenged by US moves
  8. China and India mustn't go for the throat
  9. Germany needs wisdom to save euro
  10. Egypt's chaos: No end in sight

What's happening in China

Full of the joys of life in prison

  1. Beijing revising housing rules
  2. Hospital head dismissed over baby scandal
  3. Injured in stable condition after blast kills two
  4. Yachting sector surfing a wave of high interest
  5. 6 schoolchildren hurt in minibus rollover accident

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival