An Overview of Chinese Agricultural and Rural Engagement in Ethiopia:
The recent expansion of Chinese economic engagement in Africa is often poorly documented and not well understood. This paper is the first in an International Food Policy Research Institute-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. This overview paper explores Chinaâ€™s engagement in rural Ethiopia in historical perspective, focusing on foreign aid, other official engagements, and investment by Chinese firms between 1970 and 2011. We find that Chinese engagement in agriculture and rural development in Ethiopia is longstanding, but at present, Chinese farming investment is far smaller than generally believed. Changes in this engagement reflect the changes in Chinaâ€™s engagement in Africa more generally.
|Date of creation:||2012|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006|
Web page: http://www.ifpri.org/
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Christine, J. & Willibald, L. & Dominik, R. & Michael, H. & Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele & Hagos, Fitsum, 2008. "Impact of irrigation on livelihood and food security in the modern Hare River Irrigation Scheme in Southern Ethiopia," Conference Papers h044076, International Water Management Institute.
- Girma, Michael M., 2007. "Irrigation practices in Ethiopia: characteristics of selected irrigation schemes," IWMI Working Papers H040632, International Water Management Institute.
- Christine, J. & Willibald, L. & Dominik, R. & Michael, H. & Awulachew, Seleshi Bekele & Hagos, Fitsum, 2008. "Impact of irrigation on livelihood and food security in the modern Hare River Irrigation Scheme in Southern Ethiopia," IWMI Conference Proceedings 246402, International Water Management Institute.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:fpr:ifprid:1185. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.