South Africa invests in milk production in Mozambique

4 May 2015

The government of South Africa plans to invest 50 million rand (US$4.1 million) in cattle and milk production in Mozambique under a bilateral cooperation agreement in force since 2007, a South African minister said recently in Beira.

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of South Africa, Senzeni Zokwana, cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias said that the funding was spent on the creation of a Milk Processing Centre (Copoleite) and construction of a plant for milk processing as well as the promotion of dairy farming.

Zokwana stressed that his visit to Mozambique also served to reinforce this same bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the veterinary area.

The South African minister added that the government of his country would continue to provide support to Mozambique following a bilateral agreement signed last Wednesday in Maputo for the transfer of food production technologies. (macauhub/MZ)