Indian bank funds agricultural research project in Mozambique

11 June 2014

A project to research and technology transfer funded by and Indian bank was this week launched in Manjacaze, in Mozambique’s Gaza province, to boost production and yield of rice, maize and wheat crops in the country, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.

The project, which is expected to cost US$20 million includes setting up six research and technology transfer hubs to increase production, processing and sales of those crops.

The programme includes building soil and seed analysis laboratories and warehouses as well as workshops for production equipment such as tractors, trucks and other agricultural equipment.

Mozambique’s Minister for Science and Technology, Louis Pelembe, said that the centres were being built to find ways of increasing production levels and yields for rice, wheat and maize.

The scheme will later to be extended to the province of Manica, Tete, Nampula and Sofala. (macauhub/MZ)