FOCAC: Agricultural modernisation in Africa

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Senegalese women sort through peanuts on February 23, 2013 in Dinguiraye, central Senegal. Peanuts is the main product grown in Senegal by at least 60% of the population, and is used principally in food. High walls protect a Chinese peanut warehouse Dinguiraye, where the product "becomes gold" to farmers who sell it at a higher price with the arrival of the Chinese, but the local millers, shunned by farmers speak of "unfair competition." AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Senegalese women sort through peanuts on February 23, 2013 in Dinguiraye, central Senegal. Peanuts is the main product grown in Senegal by at least 60% of the population, and is used principally in food. High walls protect a Chinese peanut warehouse Dinguiraye, where the product “becomes gold” to farmers who sell it at a higher price with the arrival of the Chinese, but the local millers, shunned by farmers speak of “unfair competition.” AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s an old Chinese saying “For people, food comes first.” Agricultural modernization is one of the key elements of President Xi Jinping’s 10 point plan for China-Africa cooperation.

The following video in our FOCAC series explains how President Xi’s plan has helped raise the level and capacity of agricultural development in Africa, and provided the continent with a significant guarantee in achieving food security and securing economic development.