Project ID: 30290

China assists Development of Hybrid Rice Technology in Tanzania

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Tanzania

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

2012

Description

The Chinese and Tanzanian governments have agreed to strengthen cooperation in agricultural technology with a specific focus on Chinese hybrid rice production. Regular rice can produce only one-fourth the amount of hybrid race with the latter producing between 9 and 12 tons per hectare. Switching to this hybrid rice technology will allow Tanzania to continue to provide for its citizens while also creating the capability to export to surrounding countries. This cooperation has yielded in Chinese experts coming over to Tanzania to work collectively with local farmers to work the fields and test the modern technology. The Center for China Agricultural Technology in Dakawa has set up experimental fields to see how successful the new seeds can be.

Number of official sources

0

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Tanzania [Government Agency]