1.3 million tons of agricultural products sold in Mozambique between January and September

22 November 2012

Around 1.3 million tons of a variety of agricultural products was sold in Mozambique between January and September, which is 79 percent of the target set for the whole year, the Mozambican Minister for Industry and Trade said Wednesday in Maputo.

Replying to questions asked by members of parliament, Minister Armando Inroga said that the figures was an increase of 8 percent on the amount of agricultural products sold in the same period of 2011.

“Maize, cassava, beans, peanuts, cashews, rice and sorghum wheat with the products that sold most in the period, accounting for 89 percent of the total,” said Inroga adding that maize, with 651,000 tons accounted for around 50 percent of the total.

According to Mozambican news agency AIM, the minister noted a number of activities promoted by the government, specifically restructuring of the Mozambique Grain Institute to drive and develop the acquisition, distribution, preservation and sale of grains and other agricultural products, as well as to promote food safety. (macauhub)