Spain funds agricultural product processing factory in Mozambique

12 May 2011

Manica, Mozambique, 12 May – A factory to process agricultural products is due to be built in the site of the Chimoio School of Arts and Trades, in Mozambique’s Manica province, the director of the technical, professional and vocational training institute, Manuel Jardim, announced.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Jardim said that the factory was being built by the school’s staff and that building work had begun in January and was due to be finished in June.

The facility which is expected to cost US$411,000 has financial support from Spain and its activities will focus on processing tomato derivatives, including juice, tomato paste and canned tomatoes for sale on the domestic market.

The tomatoes needed for the factory will be produced by the school itself, as it has 50 hectares of land for a tomato plantation.

Jardim also said that the Chimoio School of Arts and Trades will be given another 70 hectares of land to carry out an agri-livestock project which as well as horticulture will include pig livestock. (macauhub)