Mozambican government plans to encourage use of fertilizer and machinery in agriculture

25 July 2012

The Mozambican government has approved a programme to boost the fertilizer market and the strategy for agricultural mechanisation, the deputy Justice minister and spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Alberto Nkutumula said Tuesday in Maputo.

Cited by state newspaper Notícias Nkutumula said that the fertilizer programme was intended to encourage its use in order to increase crop and soil productivity, whilst ensuring environmental quality and contributing to food safety.

He noted that a lack of use of fertilizer had been noted a long time ago as a problem affecting productivity and food safety.

The agricultural mechanization strategy is also intended to increase production and productivity and focus the sub-sector on agri-business, he said.