China to launch Bamboo Aid Project (linked to #30390)
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)
Free-standing technical assistance
In 2006, Rwanda and China signed the 5th Joint Committee on Economic, Technical and Trade Cooperation in which China offered to give assistance towards the implementation of a Bamboo cultivation, processing and utilization project. In February 2009, China launched its Bamboo Aid Project (竹子种植和加工利用项目) in Rwanda, which has helped local farmers establish 20 bamboo nurseries, trained approximately 600 local students, and produced over 100 kinds of products to sell at local marketplaces.According to the Asian Agricultural Research article from 2016, in early 2009, the Bamboo Research and Development Center in China sent 5 experts to Rwanda to launch the implementation of the project. As of 2016, three phases of projects have been implemented, with 21 total experts dispatched and 15 million RMB disbursed for this project. The fourth phase of the Bamboo Aid Project had been identified in 2016 and was expected to reach completion in early 2017.The project has lasted for many years. In 2019, as part of its Green Growth Strategy, the Rwandan Ministry of Environment under its water and forestry division is set to cultivate bamboos on a large scale and subsequently process them for environmentally friendly and sustainable packages as well as for the production of paper products and possibly edible foods (see resource: Rwanda gets China’s help to use bamboos for packaging, paper and edible products). The initiative is going to be done with the support from the China Bamboo Aid Project. A Rwandan government report stated that they estimated the worth of the project to be RMB 40 million (or nearly $6 million) from 2010–2017, with an additional RMB 10 million ($1.5 million) planned for 2017–2019. This estimate reflects the aid and capacity growth that farmers have seen in their bamboo production. On May 13, 2013, the Chinese government announced a 5 billion Rwandan franc grant on behalf of this bamboo initiative (captured in #30390).
The transaction amount is supposed to capture the total amount committed by the Chinese Government. However, AidData only has evidence of the disbursed amount equal to 15 million RMB. Therefore, 15 million RMB is coded as the transaction amount for now.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Rwanda Ministry of Natural Resources [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Bamboo Research Center [Other]