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Tracing the Root of China’s Contemporary Agro-Development Cooperation with Africa: A Historical Review

  • Lu JiangEmail author
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Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)

Abstract

This chapter offers a historical review of Chinese agricultural development cooperation with Africa since the late 1950s. It goes through the three historical phases—respectively the earlier period in the 1960–1970s, the transition period during the 1980–1990s, and the current period from the 2000s until the present time—which are characterized by different motives, modalities and institutional structures. It also gives a special focus on China’s foreign aid reforms starting from the 1980s, which have significantly informed the practice of China’s contemporary external development cooperation.

Keywords

Historical review Pure aid/traditional agro-aid Transition period Current period Foreign aid reforms China Africa Agricultural development cooperation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Fudan Development InstituteShanghaiChina

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