Mozambique: FAO provides US$1 million for manioc production in Mozambique

9 October 2008

Mocuba, Mozambique, 9 Oct – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is to provide US$1 million in funding of manioc production in the Mozambican province of Zambezia, the provincial director for agriculture of the Mozambican province of Zambézia, Mahomed Valá told Macauhub in Mocuba.

Valá said it was a project that was due to start next season and would extend to the following season.

The project for producing manioc (cassava), one of the most consumed root vegetables in the country, will be carried out in the districts of Pebane, Maganja da Costa, Ilé, Gilé and Mocuba.

The project will benefit 25,000 producers, each of which will plant 1 hectare of manioc, Valá said.

Manioc has been used in experiments by some bakeries for future use in breadmaking, in order to reduce its rising costs due to the high price of wheat on the international market. (macauhub)