Friday, September 5, 2014

Missing: Chinese Farm in Togo

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IFDC.org Demonstration plot, Togo
Over the past couple of years I have been hard at work on a new book focused on China's agricultural investments in Africa. Some are very hard to track down. China State Farm Agribusiness Corporation (中国农垦)'s Togo Agriculture Development Company Ltd. for example. They reportedly developed a small-scale mixed farm offering demonstration and technical services in modern aquaculture, poultry, and pigs in an alluvial area 30 kilometers north of Lomé, according to a paper by J. R. Chaponniere and Zheng Qi, but as of 2014, we have not been able to find a trace of it.
Readers with Togo experience: do you know anything about this CSFAC investment? (It's not the same as the Anie Sugar Complex.)


2 comments:

  1. I'm reading your book The Dragon's Gift and it's very informative and interesting. Couldn't wait to read your new book! Amazon says that it will come out in Nov 2015. Is that true?

    Thanks!
    (I'm a Chinese student studying public policy - international development in the States.)

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  2. Thanks -- yes, it should be out a bit sooner, I hope.

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