The southern Chinese island province of Hainan is enhancing its cooperation in tropical agriculture with African countries, including Mozambique.
The province will organize training sessions on tropical agriculture, ecological development and poverty alleviation, aimed at researchers, experts and entrepreneurs from its sister cities in Africa, said Liu Hongmei, deputy director of the provincial foreign affairs office.
The official was speaking an event held in the framework of the IV Forum on the Cooperation of Local Governments of China and Africa received delegates from African countries, including the Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Egypt.
Liu added that the trade volume between Hainan and African countries reached more than 2.52 billion yuan (about 390 million dollars) in the first seven months of this year, doubling the figure recorded during the same period last year, despite the pandemic.
The forum was designed to boost communication and cooperation between local governments in China and Africa and further expand people-to-people exchanges.
In recent years, Hainan has organized 45 training sessions on tropical agricultural technology for African countries and has trained 1,320 agricultural officials and technicians from 40 African countries.