China's relationships with Africa re-appraised: the lense of domestic experiences in agricultural technology extension and its reflection in China's foreign policy towards Africa

Jiang, B., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 246 p.

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China-Africa relationship has been discussed with scholars since the past decades. There is no consensus on this topic. This study challenged the traditional western neorealist way of thinking about Sino-African relationship with an addressing on value chain and farmer participation perspectives. With the above theoretical elements, this study applied two fieldworks in China and Tanzania (one major country in Sino-African relationships), especially focus on the agricultural technology development.
The ultimate aim of this research is to map the inclusion of Chinese domestic agricultural technology extension development experiences in Chinese-African development cooperation to see the reflection on Chinese foreign policy to Africa . It also aims to analyse the nature of the Sino-African relationship with neorealism in order to develop a more inclusive way of combining value chains and farmer participation together that, in turn, will make supplements for neorealism for globalisation era and increase the effectiveness of future agricultural development programmes.
For Searching the goal of this study, this study employed mixed research methods and has four hypotheses for the research design. As a result of this study, it concluded with three main points on: what and how can Africa learn from China’s agricultural development; what’s the role of agricultural technology in Sino-African agricultural development programmes; with the combination of value chain and farmer participation, what supplements does Sino-African relationship contribute to Neorealism and future studies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date18-Apr-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-1523-9
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-1522-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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