Project ID: 20311

Chinese Government provides $500,000 grant for provision of 4,000 tons of soybeans

Commitment amount

$ 780717.5506

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Zimbabwe

Sector

Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)

Flow type

Grant

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

2007

Implementation

2009

2007-01-01

Planned start

2009-06-30

Actual start

Completion

2009

2009-06-30

Actual

Description

In 2007, the Chinese Government provided a $500,000 food assistance grant to the Government of Zimbabwe (See: Zimbabwe treasures China's help in difficult times; Statement by H.E. Chinese Ambassador Huang Ping On Emergence Food Assistance to Zimbabwe At the Second Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Meeting). The donation consisted of 4,000 tons of soybeans, which were intended to alleviate food shortages caused by droughts in Zimbabwe. The donation was also thought to boost the production of Olivine Industries, a vegetable oil producer in Zimbabwe (See: Zimbabwe treasures China's help in difficult times). The donation was officially delivered on June 30, 2009 at a ceremony attended by China’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Yuan Nansheng, to Zimbabwe's Finance Minister, Tendai Biti (See: Zimbabwe treasures China's help in difficult times). The increased level of vegetable oil production was hoped to help meet the requirements of Zimbabwe's Short Term Emergency Recovery Programme (STERP) (See: Zimbabwe treasures China's help in difficult times). This project is completed.

Number of official sources

2

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Zimbabwe [Government Agency]; Olivine Industries, Ltd. [Private Sector]