Brazilian state company to set up vegetable processing centre in Mozambique

29 March 2011

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 29 March – Brazilian state farming research company, Embrapa plans to install a centre for processing vegetable products in the Mozambican city of Umbeluzi, 30 kilometres from the capital, Maputo, Brazilian news agency Agência Brasil reported.

The Collective Unit of Agri-food Processing represents investment of US$1.65 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), by the Mozambican Institute for Agricultural Research (IIAM), by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) and by Embrapa.

The city of Umbeluzi was chosen for its proximity to Maputo and because it already has a cassava processing plant, with buildings that can be used by the Embrapa unit.

At the unit it will be possible to process vegetables and acidified preserves, such as pickles, as well as to produce jams, providing technical support to local producers. (macauhub)