Save valley irrigation project in Mozambique is underway

28 May 2012

Work to build the infrastructure for the Save valley irrigation project in Mozambique’s Inhambane province, with a view to exploring the region’s agricultural potential, is underway the province’s governor said Saturday.

Cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias governor Agostinho Abarcar Trinta said that the project included construction of two irrigation systems with a joint area of 2,000 hectares in which rice, maize, beans, potatoes and horticultural products would be grown.

Work for construction of the hydraulic systems is due to begin this year following transfer of the population that lives around the area covered by the project in one of the districts of Inhambane province.

Figures announced at a recent session given by the provincial government showed that the population’s food safety is ensured for the next few seasons given that the area’s food needs stand at 727,000 tons and that the last agricultural campaign yielded 1.9 million tons of a variety of crops. (macauhub)