Wednesday 01 August 2012
Chinese farm investment
On June 20, 2012, ten agricultural scientists from the Desert Control Research Institute of Gansu in Northwest China visited Nigeria and Niger to embark on a water conservation programme.
Co-sponsored by the United Nations and Chinese government, this programme is an attempt to share best practices in agriculture, following the success of a similar anti-desertification project carried out by agricultural scientists in Gansu.
The group will spend their time in the guinea- and sudan-savannah regions of Kano – an area plagued by erosion, loss of vegetation cover, droughts and desertification following hydro-agricultural activity.
Here, they will be tackling the problem of water scarcity in animal husbandry and farming.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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