Mozambique: Sofala province to produce 750 tonnes of soy

20 April 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 20 April – The districts of Dondo, Nhamatanda and Gorongosa, in Mozambique’s central Sofala province, are expected to produce 750 tonnes of soy this season, according to Rádio Moçambique.

For that purpose, a total of 150 producers selected to be part of the ADPP-Farmers Club project are working on an area of 50 hectares.

Cited by Rádio Moçambique, the assistant coordinator of the ADPP project in Sofala, Luís Bila said that in the Lamego area of Nhamatanda district, a machine had already been set up that as well as milling soy can also produce milk and cheese as derivatives.

Soy is part of the list of goods considered to be a priority in the Government’s plan of action for food production, due to the many derivatives that the grain can produce.

Soy can be processed to make various food products such as oil, flour, soap, cosmetics, resins, paints, solvents and biodiesel.

In 2011, soy production may reach 40,000 tonnes in Mozambique, with a three-year government plan underway to boost soy production by around 30 percent. (macauhub)