Chinese Government provides $2 million grant for First Phase of the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project (Linked to Project ID#1192).
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)
In April 2012, the Mozambican Minister for Science and Technology, Venâncio Massingue, announced that at least 10 Chinese experts would soon arrive in Mozambique to help improve crop yields by improving the seeding and germination processes. The experts would work with locals for three years at the China-Mozambique Agro-Technology Demonstration Center (also known as Centro de Investigação e Transferência de Tecnologias Agrárias do Umbeluzi, or the Umbeluzi Center for Agricultural Research and Technology) in the district of Boane, 23 km southeast of Maputo. The China-Mozambique Agro-Technology Demonstration Center was built with a grant from the Chinese Government (see Project ID#1192). The Chinese Government funded the first phase of “technical cooperation” phase of center (beginning in 2012) with a $2 million grant. The proceeds from this grant were used for training of local staff — including scientists, extensionists, and farmers — as well as technology transfer activities.
This project is also known as the First Phase of the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Project.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Mozambique [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Umbeluzi Center for Agricultural Research and Technology [Other]