Chinese Asked to Grow Crops in Uganda

Source: Daily Monitor, Uganda

Agriculture Minister Tress Bucyanayandi has called on Chinese to grow food in Uganda to meet its own growing food deficit.
Mr Bucyanayandi, who was quoted in a news article published by China Daily on September 23, informed the Chinese that there is surplus land in Uganda. "There is plenty of land, particularly in the northern Uganda and much of it is idle. Although the land belongs to people, they (Chinese) can enter into partnerships with the owners to develop it. We are running a liberal economy so there is no issue about them exporting the food back to China for a profit," Mr Bucyanayandi added.

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