Maputo, Mozambique, 21 Oct – The Japanese government is due Friday to deliver 30,000 tonnes of wheat to Mozambique as part of its food aid programme, which has been in place for over 30 years.
The value of the wheat, according to figures from the Japanese embassy in Maputo, is of around US$8.93 million.
The aid will be delivered by Susumo Segawa, the Japanese ambassador in Maputo, to the minister for Industry and Trade, António Fernando.
Japanese food aid to Mozambique started in 1977 and has now reached a total accumulated value of US$144 million.
The Mozambican government has said that the agriculture season that is now beginning (2009/2010) is expected to be the best of the last few years and there will be a rise of 11 percent in grain production and 8 percent in cassava production. (macauhub)