Project ID: 1597

China sends two Agricultural Assessment Teams to Liberia

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Liberia

Sector

Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)

Flow type

Free-standing technical assistance

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

Implementation (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2005

Description

In August of 2005 the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Lin Songtian stated that China would empower two teams to train Liberians in rice and other crop production. Amb. Songtian made the disclosure during the graduation exercise of the foundation for African Development Aid (ADA) ex-combatants agriculture skills training program. He further noted that the agriculture assessment team was expected to arrive in Liberia within the month. The Chinese envoy said the Chinese experts would spend enough time in Liberia until Liberian trainees prove themselves competent. A report issued by the Chinese Embassy in Liberia stated that starting in September 2005, a Chinese agricultural team worked in the Booker Washington Institute in Kakata, Margibi County, disseminating high-yielding hybrid rice technology. This team was to be replaced by a second one, which would continue the current work for another two years.

Number of official sources

1

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Liberia [Government Agency]