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IDS Bulletin Vol. 44 Nos. 4

Brazil and China in Mozambican Agriculture: Emerging Insights from the Field

Published on 1 July 2013

Mozambique, a country undergoing rapid transformations driven by the recent discovery of mineral resources, is one of the top destinations of Chinese and Brazilian cooperation and investment in Africa.

This article provides an account of the policies, narratives, operational modalities and underlying motivations of Brazilian and Chinese development cooperation in Mozambique. It is particularly interested in understanding how the engagements are perceived and talked about, what drives them and what formal and informal relations are emerging at the level of particular exchanges. The article draws on three cases (i) ProSavana, Brazil‟s current flagship programme in Mozambique, which aims to transform the country’s savanna spreading along the Nacala corridor, drawing on Brazil‟s own experience in the Cerrado; (ii) the Chinese Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre (ATDC) and (iii) a private Chinese rice investment project in the Xai-Xai irrigation scheme, which builds on a technical cooperation initiative. Commonalities and differences between the Brazilian and Chinese approaches are discussed.

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This article comes from the IDS Bulletin 44.4 (2013) Brazil and China in Mozambican Agriculture: Emerging Insights from the Field

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Chichava, S., Duran, J., Cabral, L., Shankland, A., Buckley, L., Lixia, T. and Yue, Z. (2013) Brazil and China in Mozambican Agriculture: Emerging Insights from the Field. IDS Bulletin 44(4): 101-115

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Lidia Cabral

Research Fellow

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Alex Shankland

Research Fellow

Sérgio Chichava
Jimena Duran
Lila Buckley
Tang Lixia
Zhang Yue

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Institute of Development Studies
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10.1111/1759-5436.12046

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