Over 300 tons of paprika produced in Mozambique may be exported to Spain this year, said the production director of agricultural company Onça Moçambique told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.
José Domingos also said that the company, which is located in the Mopeia district of Zambézia province, was investing over 2 million euros with a view to expanding its production area from 90 to 120 hectares.
The first exports, two years ago, brought in over US$1 million, and the company plans to attract more producers to the crop as the domestic and export markets are guaranteed, including European Union countries and South Africa.
Domingos also said that, as well as producing paprika, the company also produced potatoes, watermelon, cucumber and tomatoes, which are sold in the cities of Beira, Quelimane and the districts of Morrumbala and Mopeia. (macauhub)