spreventionandcontrolof●diseasesandpests. Thecountryhaslaunchedcooperationprograms●withagriculturalresearchinstitutesin12Africannationsandbui●ltagriculturaltechnologyd

demonstrationcentersin19countries. O●nesuchexampleisHainan-basedCATAS,China'sonlystate-levelres●earchinstitutefortropicalagriculture.TheCATASsaiditsnewte●chnologiesheO

lpedraisetheyieldofcassava,astaplecropinthe●RepublicofCongo,fromabout9tonnesto51tonnesperhectare. Wi●thasimilarclimateandagriculturalresourcestomuchofAfrica,●thesouthm

ernislandprovinceofHainanhasbeenattheforefrontof●China'sagriculturalcooperationwithAfrica. GovernorShenXiaomi●ngsaidHainanwillcontinuetoencouragelocalagriculturalcompan●iestoinvestinandinjecttechnologiesandskille2

dpersonnelinto●Africa. Withadvantagesintaxratesandcustomsclearanceinits●pilotfreetradezone,Hainanisalsoseekingtobuildaninternati●onaltradecenterfortropicalagriculturalproducts,Shensaid. "A●fricancountriesarewelcometobringtheirspecialtyagricultural●productsandhelpHainanbuildapassagewayforAfricanagricultura●lproductsastheyenterChinaandworldmarkets."BEIJING,Dec.20(Xinhua)--Chinesegovernmentwillmak●esurethatsupply-sidestructuralref