A researcher at the Rural Development Administration (RDA)
shows how to operate a machine to process harvested crops in
Zimbabwe on May 13, 2015. / Courtesy of RDA
In July 2010, RDA launched the Korea-Africa Food & Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) with 19 countries across the continent including Ethiopia, Cameroon, Angola and Uganda. It has provided information on how to cope effectively with diseases and pests affecting rice and other crops. It has also transferred a wide range of agricultural techniques to increase production, develop disease-resistant crops and manufacture and operate farm machinery.
The RDA's Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) centers have been implementing the initiatives. There are 6 KOPIA centers in Africa.