In recent decades, the major changes in the geography of development have been related to the rise of the BRICS countries; in particular, Chinese engagement in Africa. This article – utilizing the case of the Agricultural technology demonstration center in Tanzania through data collected during field research – aims to examine the evolution of China-Africa agricultural cooperation as representative of the practices and modalities of South-South cooperation. The article interrogates the Chinese presence in Africa as a generator of relations of dependency, and, at the same time, reflects on the role of China as an element of diversification for African dependence. Finally, the research aims to stimulate a critical reflection on sino-african agricultural cooperation, contributing to the ongoing debate regarding BRICS-South development geography.
Keywords: ; South-South cooperation, development geography, China-Africa, agricultural cooperation.