Chinese Agricultural Investment in Mozambique: The Case of The Wanbao Rice Farm

Image: Flickr, Richard Weil
Image: Flickr, Richard Weil

The Hubei Gaza Friendship Farm was established in 2007 in Xai-Xai, Mozambique, and has been managed by Wanbao Africa Agriculture Development Limited (WAADL), a private Chinese company, since 2011.

The Hubei Gaza Friendship Farm was established in 2007 in Xai-Xai, Mozambique, and has been managed by Wanbao Africa Agriculture Development Limited (WAADL), a private Chinese company, since 2011. Critics see this project as a ‘land grab’; supporters argue that the investment is a positive force for agricultural growth and development. This case demonstrates the many obstacles to successful agricultural investment in Mozambique, which are exacerbated by tension between local civil society organizations, the Mozambican government, and Chinese investors.

1 Nov 2014