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China provides grant for Agricultural development in the Maldives
Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has published the following op-ed calling for more agribusiness in Africa along similar lines to that which China and Brazil have experienced in their own countries. He highlights untapped opportunities in land use, rapid urbanisation, and increased investment opportunities in infrastructure among other reasons as to why this should be a success.