China’s state media Xinhua News Agency reported on Dec. 4th that JUNCAO experts from FAFU have been commended by Central African Republic(CAR) government for their contribution to the local agro industry.
It’s reported that 6 FAFU JUNCAO experts received high-level government awards in a ceremony held on Dec.1st in celebration of the 61st National Day in CAR. 6 FAFU experts are awarded the Order of Recognition by CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera Professor Lin Zhanxi received the Commander order, and the other four received the Officer and the Knight orders respectively.
Speaking of the honor, Professor Lin Zhanxi said that, “The government and the people in Central African Republic(CAR)attaches great attention and hope to the development of JUNCAO technology and poverty alleviation. He also said that they will continue their efforts to bring JUNCAO technology to more places around the world.
The group photo of FAFU expert panel of China’s Aid Program to CAR JunCao Technology Cooperation Program
Since the Beijing Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum 2018, bilateral cooperation between China and the Central African Republic has entered a "fast track." In order to implement the "Eight Actions" of the summit, the China-Africa Fungi Technology Project was launched in March this year. At that time, Professor Lin Zhanxi led a working group to visit the capital Bangui to personally implement the Chinese-African JUNCAO technology project. During the visit, the working group held a JUNCAO technology seminar, which showcased several mushroom species recently cultivated in Bangui.
President Touadera praised the delicious mushroom dishes and expressed the hope that more and more people in CAR will taste the fruits of the cooperation between the two countries in the future. He also commented that the Chinese working group came to CAR to teach JUNCAO technology, creating a new way for the nation's efforts in reducing poverty, improving food security, and increasing people's income. At the CAR Agricultural Research Institute and Bangui University, Chinese experts imparted JUNCAO cultivation methods to scientific researchers and the front-line farmers. They were warmly welcomed by local people. With the help of Chinese experts, the production line of JUNCAO and fungus bags has been rather successful.The CAR trainees participating in the project have successfully cultivated varieties of Pleurotusostreatus,VolvariellaVolvacea(Straw Mushrooms), and Phallus industiatus(Bamboo Fungus) in the local area.
According to a statement from the China National Engineering Research Center of JUNCAO Technology on its official website, JUNCAO technology has been introduced to 106 countries, and 13 countries have so far established JUNCAO technology centers with assistance from China.
Correspondant/Photogragher: Xinhua News Agency
Translator: Lin Guiyu, International College
Revision: Huang Jian, International College