The Ideal Logic and Practical Approach of the China-Africa Community of Food Security
An Chunying;Institute of West Asian and African Studies of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China-Africa Institute;
The world is undergoing major changes and a pandemic unseen in a century. In this complex international landscape,the China-Africa community of food security not only becomes an important part of building the China-Africa community with a shared future in the new era,but also becomes an important arena for building a community of shared future for mankind. For more than half a century, China has continuously adjusted and improved the philosophy, principle and concrete ways of China-Africa food security cooperation,and has formed its unique cooperation features.For cooperation philosophy,China adopts the principle of sincerity,real results,amity and good faith and the principle of pursuing the greater good and shared interests;for cooperation mechanism,China combines government guidance with social participation;for cooperation priority,China gives prominence to sharing food production technologies;for cooperation dimension, China integrates international triangular cooperation or multilateral cooperation with Africa;for cooperation objective,China aims to help Africa improve its own food security capacity. Under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine Conflict,as the long-term nature and vulnerability of its food security becomes more prominent,there is a strong demand for Africa to cooperate with China in this area. Therefore, in order to empower China-Africa food security cooperation,China should precisely align with African regional and national agricultural development and food security strategies,strengthen its cooperation with Africa' s weak links in the whole food security chain,enhance the flexibility of African food security system through China-Africa poverty reduction cooperation,and promote “South-South” and “South-North” cooperation to achieve African food security.