Rural workers in Mozambique produce sugar cane for Açucarera de Moçambique sugar factory

24 November 2014

The Nhamatanda rural workers’ association has launched a project to produce sugar cane in an area of ​​60 hectares, which will be used at the Mafambisse Sugar factory in Mozambique’s Sofala province, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

This initiative, which has the support of the central government through the Sustainable Irrigation Development Project (Proirri) provides an output of 95 tons of sugar cane per hectare, with the first harvest of sugar cane scheduled for November 2015.

The president of the local association of rural workers, Rui Vicente, said he was satisfied with the implementation of this project, which comes after the uncertainties felt since 2005.

The factory director of Açucareira de Moçambique, Pascoal Macule, said the participation of the South African group Tongaat Hulett, which owns 85 percent of the company is, in the particular case of this Muda-Macequesse project, involved management, acquisition of the cane that is produced, maintenance of the irrigation system, and technical support.

Nhamatanda is a village in Sofala province, located in the Beira Corridor, which connects the capital of the province and Harare, Zimbabwe. (macauhub/MZ)