Farmers in Morogoro, Tanzania.
Tanzania is estimated to have over four million smallholder farmers who are crucial in producing food and cash crops. Because of lack of education and poor technology, most of the farmers own small plots of land averaging 2 to 4 hectares, just enough to feed their families with very little surplus.
China has since 2009 sent more than 1,000 agricultural experts to 13 African countries and invested over 6 billion U.S. dollars into agricultural projects on the continent.
Agricultural cooperation is a key element in the strategic partnership between China & Africa. And this will be a key highlight in the upcoming 2018 Forum on China Africa Cooperation.
Africa is home to about 60% of the world’s arable land, but still faces the challenges of food security & poverty. So what is Africa’s best way forward? This week from the village of Morogoro in Tanzania, we seek some insights to this question.
CGTN’s Christina Fei Fei talks to farmers in Morogoro, Tanzania and interviews a panel on China-Tanzania Agricultural corporation.