Mozambican government regulates seed production

20 February 2013

The Mozambican government has approved new regulations for production and sale of quality seeds and saplings in order to increase agricultural production, the deputy Agriculture Minister, António Limbau said Tuesday in Maputo.

At the end of a meeting of the Council of Ministers, Limbau said that the new regulations were intended to establish conditions for execution of the Strategic Plan for Development of the Agricultural Sector, which was recently approved by the government and which is intended to increase production and productivity of the sector.

“We have a seed production system that is carried out by producers on a family level, but these regulations are for the formal sector, covering producers, processors and retailers of national and imported seeds,” said Limbau, cited by daily newspaper Notícias.

The Council of Ministers also approved Regulations on Fertilizer Management, in order to ensure the quality of the fertilizer in the country, in line with the principles of protecting public, animal and environmental health. (macauhub)