Project ID: 14883

China grants 40 Million RMB to construct the Morogoro Agricultural Demonstration Center in Tanzania (Linked to #14888, Umbrella Project #1522)

Commitment amount

$ 8847718.122000001

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Tanzania

Sector

Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)

Flow type

Loan

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2006

Implementation

2009

2009-10-28

Actual start

Completion

2011

2011-11-01

Actual

Description

In a decision made on June 23, 2006, Wen Jiabao announced a commitment to build a modern center in Tanzania for agricultural training as a part of the 10 (increased in 2009 to 20) agrotechnology demonstration centers in Africa through FOCAC. The total cost of the Morogoro Agricultural Demonstration Center came to 40 million CNY. At least some of these funds were derived from umbrella project #1522. This center was built on a 62-hectare site at Cholima, Dakawa, Mvomero District, Morogoro Region. Construction and design were completed by the Chongqing Zhongyi Seed Company. Construction started on October 28, 2009, and an official handing-over ceremony with Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives took place on April 2, 2011. Construction wasn't fully complete until November 2011, however. The finished site has 10 ha of experimental fields, 2 ha of offices, laboratory space, and training space, and 50 ha of outside fields equipped with modern irrigation. The main demonstration fields were growing rice. The Chinese government will finance the construction and will support a Chinese team to continue to manage or provide assistance at the center for an additional three years (#14888).

Number of official sources

10

Number of unofficial sources

4

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Tanzania [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Chongqing Zhongyi Seed Co., Ltd. [State-owned Company]

Loan type

Concessional

Gurarantee provided

No

Insurance provided

No