Project period: 2009-present
Location: Boane, Maputo Province, Mozambique
1. The Demonstration Center now has an investment of 40 million yuan, a land area of 33 ha (excluding planting and breeding area) and experimental demonstration planting area of 19 ha. It has built office complex, expert dormitory buildings, trainee canteens, livestock breeding houses, processing and storage houses, trainee dormitories, and agricultural machinery shed, with a construction area of more than 4,000m2.
2. In 2017, the China-Mozambique Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre became one of the first batch of pilot agricultural demonstration zones outside China recognized by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, and is an important local experimental park for rice and vegetable planting technology. Through cooperation with Mozambique Academy of Agricultural Sciences, all kinds of personnel, including officials, technicians, farmers and demonstration farmer households, were trained in planting techniques, so as to achieve the diffusion effect from point to area and enhance the leading role of the Demonstration Center.
3. Since entering the technical cooperation and independent operation period in 2012, the demonstration centre has introduced 202 varieties of rice, sesame, maize, vegetables, soybeans, cotton and excellent livestock and poultry from China and screened out more than 30 crop varieties suitable for cultivation in Mozambique. Meanwhile, more than 20 advanced and practical technologies such as full mechanized rice cultivation, water-saving irrigation, mulching cultivation and comprehensive pest control have been promoted to the entire territory of Mozambique and its neighbouring countries, achieving good results. More than 300 people were trained each year, mainly including local agricultural officials, agricultural technicians and agricultural producers.