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For China farming, it's an open field in Uganda

By Andrew Moody and Zhao Yanrong in Beijing | China Daily | Updated: 2013-09-23 06:53

Ugandan Agriculture Minister Tress Bucyanayandi says he has no problem with China growing food in Africa to tackle its own growing food deficit.

A recent research paper by Standard Chartered PLC predicted that China would have to import 100 million tons of food a year within 20 to 30 years to avoid shortages.

The 75-year-old politician says there is surplus land in his country and the Chinese are welcome to farm it because Uganda operates an open door policy. "There is plenty of land, particularly in the northern parts of Uganda and much of it is idle," he says.

For China farming, it's an open field in Uganda

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