Mozambique to spend US$13 million on Prosavana projects

29 June 2012

The Mozambican Agrarian Research Institute plans to spend 307 million meticals (US$13 million) over the next five years on Prosavana projects, Carolino Martinho, an executive from the institute said Thursday.

Financed by Mozambique’s partners in Prosavana, Japan and Brazil, the funding will be used to build and equip a laboratory to carry out experiments and train technicians.

Prosavana, which covers an area of 700,000 hectares, is being implemented in 12 districts of four provinces in northern Mozambique, Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambézia and Niassa and is intended to promote business-driven agriculture, with a specific focus on technology transfer. (macauhub)