United States funds small-scale farmers in Manica province, Mozambique

26 April 2013

The United States of America (USA) has donated US$20 million to Mozambique in order to allow small-scale farmers in Manica province, in central Mozambique, to overcome food shortages, the US ambassador in Mozambique said Wednesday.

At the end of a meeting with the provincial governor, Ana Comoane, Douglas Griffiths said that the programme would fund small-scale famers in Manica to produce food in order to lift themselves out of the permanent state of insecurity due to precarious production techniques.

Meanwhile, Mozambican newspaper Notícias, said that governor Ana Comoane had travelled to Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa to take part in the International Investor Conference, during which she plans to invite South African businesspeople to choose Manica as a preferential destination for their investments.

According to Comoane, Manica has 42 million hectares of available arable land, as well as deposits of bauxite, iron ore, gemstones, limestone, sand, clay and ornamental rocks, coal and other minerals.

With this conference Manica province intends to open up possibilities to establish partnerships with companies that have already invested in the province and invite them to invest further. (macauhub)