China is on a mission to modernize African farming and find new markets for its own companies

Here, at the China-Rwanda ATDC, Chinese agronomists teach local farmers the hidden benefits of mushrooms. They grow quickly, even in bad soil, and don't take a lot of room. They pack in protein and other nutrients. At the end of five days of training, the students take a cooking class where they learn how to make things like a salad of mushroom paired with carrots and cucumber, or how to stew mushrooms in tea.

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