Mozambican sugar company posts record production in 2011

21 March 2012

Mozambican sugar company, Açucareira de Moçambique, owned by South African group Tongaat-Hulett in 2011 posted record production of 63,000 tons of sugar, as compared to 44,000 tons a year before, the company’s chief executive, George Naude said in Mafambisse, Mozambique.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper O País, Naude said that the record was due to the introduction of new agricultural techniques that made it possible to increase sugar cane production and, as a result, that of the factory, in which the Mozambican state owns a 15 percent stake.

South African group Tongaat Hulett, as well as Açucareira de Moçambique in Mafambisse, Sofala province, also controls Açucareira de Xinavane, in Maputo province. (macauhub)