Project ID: 30197

China signs USD20m cotton agreement with Burkina Faso, Mali, Chad, and Benin

Commitment amount

$ 21360186.56

Constant 2017 USD

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Umbrella project

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Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Africa, regional

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

Implementation (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2011

Description

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.

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Benin [Government Agency]; Government of Burkina Faso [Government Agency]; Government of Chad [Government Agency]; Government of Mali [Government Agency]