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Chinese college graduates run farms in Africa

(People's Daily Online)    13:32, May 17, 2016

Liu, Mei and their classmates in Anhui Agricultural University. (Photo/cyol.com)

Liu Guangchao and Mei Chunyuan, two young men who graduated from Anhui Agricultural University in 2015, both traveled to Zimbabwe as farm managers after graduation.

The company they work for, Anhui State Farms Group, owns 10 farms in Zimbabwe, which altogether cover an area of 12,000 hectares and produce nearly 20,000 tons of grain. In response to China's One Belt, One Road initiative, more and more Chinese agricultural enterprises are going abroad. Young college graduates like Liu and Mei, who studied farm management in college, are the favored employees of these enterprises. 

Liu and Mei now manage a farm of over 660 hectares and oversee 30 workers. They make production plans, supervise employees, manage finances, and are always on hand to deal with emergencies. They are good partners and their farm is currently running smoothly. 

Most of Liu and Mei's classmates have started their own agricultural businesses. Nine are now managing farms abroad. 

(File photo)

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