China-Britain-Uganda: Trilateral Development Cooperation in Agriculture

Image: Flickr, Fortune Live Media
Image: Flickr, Fortune Live Media

Supporters argue that Trilateral Development Cooperation (TDC) reflects the changing geographies of aid and help to forge new, more equitable partnerships.

However, there has been scant fieldwork-based TDC research and even less concentrating on China’s engagement. This brief seeks to fill this gap by focusing on one of China’s first trilateral projects with traditional donors in Africa. In November 2012, during the second Africa-Britain-China Conference on Agriculture and Fisheries in Beijing, the UK announced a TDC program called “Agricultural Technology Transfer to Low-Income Countries (AgriTT)”. The Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries (MAAIF) presented a cassava project that garnered Chinese interest, which ultimately lead to signing AgriTT’s MOU.

1 Jan 2018