As of next May assembly of seven processing units for agricultural products will be completed in the Irrigation Zone of the Lower Limpopo, in Mozambique’s Gaza province, which will benefit 4,000 farmers in an irrigation project funded by the African Development Bank (ADB), Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias reported.
The Lower Limpopo Irrigation Project aims, among other objectives, to contribute to increasing agricultural productivity, in an area of 3,000 hectares, particularly for grains and vegetable crops.
The ADB is funding the project, which began in 2013 and ends in 2018, with a budget of US$44 million.
According to Armando Ussivane, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lower Limpopo Irrigation Project, the initiative will also allow farmers to store their products and provide access to agricultural machinery.
In the context of the interventions of the Government and the African Development Bank in the Lower Limpopo, the Nhocoene Agrarian House in Gaza will be equipped for the storage and preservation of vegetables. (macauhub/MZ)