Chinese Investments in Mozambique

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M184

Creator: Evan Cohen Doty ’24 Computer Science

In the map we can see each of the regions of Mozambique highlighted in one of three colors. Regions highlighted in light red indicate a lack of substantial1 Chinese investment in agriculture, while regions highlighted in light green indicate that there has been substantial Chinese agricultural investment in the region. Regions highlighted in light blue indicated former substantial investment. There is one darkened area in the south of the Gaza region, which is a rough estimate of where Hubei Lianfeng has been developing land in their friendship farm and currently plan to eventually expand to. Highlighted in the background is a frequency of rice growth, where the darker the highlight, the more rice there is being cultivated. Finally, the North-most pin (and the only circular pin) is the agriculturally significant area from which the legacy farming style takes its root, Chokwé. The two pins in the Maputo region show where an agricultural complex meant to develop cattle breeding and rice farming was established (southernmost pin), and the other indicates where a demonstration farm was established just north of the capital city Maputo, which is no longer active. Tete, Manica, and Gaza were the three regions to benefit from a $50 million concessional loan from the China Eximbank to establish agro-processing factories (one of the three was dedicated solely to rice), developing cotton, maize, and rice. Sofala was formerly the region in which a separate major soybean growing and processing operation was being established, however the project was abandoned as of 2004.

Cite This Work :

Evan Cohen Doty, “Chinese Investments in Mozambique.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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