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Malawian Farmers Need More Than Just Training to Boost Crop Yields

Drive 35km south from Salima town, in the central region of Malawi you will see a signpost on the side of the road that reads “China Aid Malawi Agriculture Technology Development Centre”.

And then you drive another 500 meters from the main road passed the bushy areas to the site where the Agricultural Technological Development Center (ATDC) is located. It’s here where part of the $3 million of Chinese government investment funds is being spent to train local farmers to develop skills in how to use new agricultural technology.

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