Farmers celebrate their rice harvest by singing and dancing. (Photo/Xinhua)
China's largest rice planting project in Africa, Wanbao Mozambique rice farm, is located in Xai-Xai, the capital of Gaza province, Mozambique. Benefiting from its vast land mass, a suitable climate, an abundance of water sources for irrigation and support from China, the project aims to develop some 20,000 hectares of land.Through cooperative planting methods, it will help the local farmers to develop successful rice plantations.
Thanks to the technical support of Wanbao Mozambique rice farm, the local grain yield has increased significantly. At the same time, the income of farmers participating in the cooperative planting project is also increasing, prompting a renewed enthusiasm for farming. The expansion in the rice cultivation in Mozambique has also greatly helped to alleviate food shortages in the country.
Freshly harvested rice grains are loaded into a tractor and ready to be shipped to a warehouse. (Photo/Xinhua)
A Chinese agricultural expert (left) and a local agricultural technician inspect the rice fields. (Photo/Xinhua)
A Chinese agricultural expert (second right) instructs local workers to use a drone to spray herbicides. (Photo/Xinhua)