Thursday, November 17, 2016

"China is on a mission to modernize African farming—and grow market share for its own companies"

QZ:

This is the face of one of China’s most prominent aid projects in Africa, “agricultural technology demonstration centers,” or ATDCs, whose mission is to modernize African farming while also giving Chinese companies a foothold in new markets. There are now 23 of these centers across Africa.

Here, at the China-Rwanda ATDC, Chinese agronomists teach local farmers the hidden benefits of mushrooms.

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One of Nyivabizimana’s biggest obstacles is that mushrooms aren’t popular in Rwanda.