An overview of Chinese agricultural and rural engagement in Tanzania:
AbstractThe recent expansion of Chinese economic engagement in Africa is often poorly documented and not well understood. This paper is the second in an IFPRI-sponsored effort to better understand Chinese engagement in Africaâ€™s agricultural sector. A clearer picture of Chinese activities in agriculture is important as a foundation for Africans and their development partners to more fruitfully engage with an increasingly important actor. Chinese engagement in agriculture and rural development in Tanzania is long-standing. Changes in this engagement reflect the changes in Chinaâ€™s engagement in Africa more generally. This overview paper explores Chinaâ€™s engagement in historical perspective, focusing on foreign aid, other official engagement, and investment by Chinese firms between 1964 and 2011.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series IFPRI discussion papers with number 1214.
Date of creation: 2012
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agricultural sector; Agricultural development; Rural development; research and development; Agribusiness; Agriculture; Foreign aid; Foreign investment;
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- NEP-AFR-2012-12-15 (Africa)
- NEP-AGR-2012-12-15 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-12-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2012-12-15 (Development)
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