Mozambique government to revitalize Gaza’s agriculture zones

29 July 2009

Guijá, Mozambique, 29 July – The Mozambique government is to revitalize 80 hectares of irrigated land in the district of Guijá in Gaza province, in southern Mozambique, Macauhub has learnt from a source at the Agriculture Ministry’s Centre for Agricultural Promotion (Cepagri).

The revitalization of the agricultural zone is estimated at 6.5 million Meticais, approximately US$244,000.

Like Chókwè district, Guijá district is located in what is considered Mozambique’s grain store given the potential of its land for the production of cereals, horticultural crops and other food and cash crop such as cotton.

In Guijá production is predominantly as dry land farming, since climactic conditions determine one harvest a year, particularly in the rainy season.

The government will also revitalize another agricultural zone in Mucatine-Massingir, in the same province, which has an area of 50 hectares.

The revitalization work will cost 813,000 Meticais, around US$30,000.

For now the Mozambican government’s Economic Social Plan includes, amongst other measures, the promotion of the construction and restoration of agricultural infrastructures.

As regards the promotion of the construction and restoration of infrastructures, the government has planned the maintenance and revitalization of 3,000 hectares throughout the country, 2,000 hectares of which will be in Gaza. (macauhub)