2018 The Opening Ceremony for Overseas Rice Technology Training Course for Cote d'Ivoire Launched in Abidjan

DATE: 2018-09-29 SOURCE:农业农村部对外经济合作中心 VIEWS:

On July 4, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of China and organized by Foreign Economic Cooperation Center (FECC) of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, the opening ceremony for 2018 Overseas Rice Technology Training Course for Cote d'Ivoire was launched in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d'Ivoire. Tang Weibin, Chinese Ambassador to C?te d'Ivoire, Sun Liang, Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire, Kuaku Apotur, Representative and Deputy Director of the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cote d'Ivoire, Kone Moussa, Director of Human Resources and Training Division, and Yakuba Dembere, Director of the Rice Bureau  attended the opening ceremony. The training will last for one month, with 80 participants in two batches. 40 rice growers from 27 regions, including Bouaké, Yamoussoukro, Divo, Odienné and Gagnoa, will participate in the first phase of the training.


Tang Weibin, Chinese Ambassador to C?te d'Ivoire, spoke highly of the training on the same theme held by the FECC in Cote d'Ivoire for two consecutive years. He hoped that this training will achieve better results, indicating that the Chinese government would make rice training for Cote d'Ivoire as a long-term goal. He pointed out that this year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Cuba, and President Alassane Dramane Ouattara will visit China to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The Rice Technology Training Course will help to promote the economic and trade cooperation between China and Cote d'Ivoire.


Kuaku Apotur, Representative and Deputy Director of the General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Cote d'Ivoire, said that he is very pleased that the Chinese government can hold Training Course for the third time in Cote d'Ivoire. The scale of participants has increased from 40 of last year to 80, reflecting the importance that the Chinese government attaches to agricultural cooperation between China and Cote d'Ivoire. The industrial chain training, provided by Chinese experts, on the breeding, cultivation, field management, harvesting and processing aligns with the rice development strategy of C?te d'Ivoire. He extended his gratitude to the careful organization of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China.


Mr. Jules, a participant from the Bouaflé, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chinese government for the training opportunities provided to the participants in his speech. He said: “the 40 participants from different regions represent rice growers from all over Cote d'Ivoire. Through the training, we will master some new knowledge and new technologies. We hope to bring back the knowledge learned from Chinese experts to lead everyone to improve the ability to cultivate rice and improve our living standard”.


The first batch of students will go to the Gege Dulu reclamation area of Divo Département for practical teaching activities on July 6. The Xinhua News Agency, C?te d'Ivoire National Television, National Radio, Fraternite Matin and many other Chinese and foreign media reported the opening ceremony.