Mozambique: Grain production to increase by 17 percent

27 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 Oct – Grain production in Mozambique in the 2008/2009 season may total 2.6 million tonnes as compared to 2.3 million in the previous season, or a 17 percent rise, according to a report in newspaper Notícias.

The paper added that it had figures to show that projections for the 2008/2009 season were good, citing cases such as legumes (beans and peanuts) and manioc (cassava), whose production is expected to rise 7 percent to 411,000 and 957,600 tonnes, respectively.

Meanwhile, three associations of farmers in the district of Nicoadala have received tractors and tools and tem heads of cattle to pull ploughs, in order to meet the challenge of increasing production and productivity. (macauhub)