Mozambican company prepares to export beef to Europe and the Middle East

23 December 2010

Chimoio, Mozambique, 23 Dec – Mozambican company Desenvolvimento e Comercialização Agrícola (DECA) plans to invest US$14 million in importing beef cattle and construction of has slaughterhouse, the company’s chief executive Mickail Patamo said in Chimoio.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Patamo said that the investment was part of the Mozbeef project, which until 2013 aims to increase the heads of cattle in the country to 10,000 for beef production for the domestic and export markets of Europe and the Middle East.

In order for the project to go ahead DECA, a company that is 75 percent-owned by British group Central African Mining and Exploration Company (CAMEC), already has 11,400 hectares of land in Manica province for breeding and fattening beef cattle.

At the administrative post of Vanduzi, where the slaughterhouse will be built, DECA has an area of 340 hectares for fattening cattle, Patamo said, adding that the overall project had been approved by the Centre for Investment Promotion (CPI) in September. (macauhub)