At the invitation of President of the Central African Republic (CAR) Faustin-Archange Touadera Chinese Ambassador to the CAR Chen Dong and a group of Chinese Juncao experts went to a farm in Touadera's hometown in Damara on July 4 to plant mycorrhizal bags for cultivating mushrooms together with Touadera.
Touadera said that the Juncao project assisted by China has low input, high output and quick effect. The mushrooms produced by this project are fresh, delicious and rich in nutrition and are loved by the CAR people, who sincerely appreciate the Juncao technical assistance from China.
Touadera and Chen planted mushrooms together in the farm. Under the guidance of Chinese Juncao experts, they leveled the land in the mushroom shed, buried the mushroom bags and watered the soil.
Juncao technology is developed by Lin Zhanxi, a professor of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University of China, using herbal plant to grow edible mushrooms. The technology features advantages of low input, high output and quick effect, and is conducive to promoting poverty reduction, increasing employment and improving food security. The technology has been promoted in many foreign countries and has helped to achieve significant social and economic benefits.
Since its launch in March 2019, the China-CAR Juncao technology cooperation project aided by China has carried out technical promotion and personnel training, and established production lines, set up demonstration villages and tried to promote it to other CAR provinces. The local people can harvest delicious mushrooms in both dry and rainy seasons, which is highly appreciated by the CAR people and government.
Speaking on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Touadera said the important speech at the ceremony celebrating the centenary of the founding of the CPC reviewed the development achievements of the CPC in leading the Chinese people in their diligent efforts and introduced the current policy direction of the CPC. He said it reflects the CPC's historic vision of achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, which is of great significance. The CAR is willing to continue to stand in solidarity with China and work hand in hand for common development.