China signs USD20m cotton agreement with Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, and Benin
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)
In December 2011, China signed a cotton agreement with four key cotton-producing African countries, Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad and Benin (known as the C4), providing China with an alternative source of cotton. China stated it would provide seeds, machinery, fertilizer and other materials in a bid to increase and improve the quality of local production. Chinese commerce minister Chen Deming attended the signing ceremony. On December 3, 2013, China and the C4 countries jointly issued Press Communiqué of Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and C4 Board of Trade on Cooperation in Cotton Industry, and stated that under the agreement signed in 2011, China has dispatched expert groups, provided training, and donated materials to the C4 worth USD20 million.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Benin [Government Agency]; Government of Burkina Faso [Government Agency]; Government of Chad [Government Agency]; Government of Mali [Government Agency]