Mozambique: Companhia do Vanduzi exports US$6.4 million in agricultural products in 2008

8 May 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 8 May – Mozambican agri-industrial company, Companhia do Vanduzi, based in Manica province, in 2008 posted turnover of over US$6.4 million (171 million meticals), from exports to several African and European countries, notably South Africa and the United Kingdom, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

In the period, the company exported over 1,500 tonnes of agricultural products, mostly baby corn, mainly to the British market, which took 729 tonnes of products and which was the destination of most of the proiduction of the British-owned company.

Figures provided by the firm’s managing director showed that in 2008 Companhia de Vanduzi farmed an overall area of 1,180 hectares, having produced 826 tonnes of baby corn and 456 tonnes of chillies, the latter grown in an area of 76 hectares.

Chris Serfinte said that along with baby corn and chillies, Companhia de Vanduzi also seasonally produces squash, green beans, sweet corn, peas and watermelon. (macauhub)