Mozambique expects to produce 100,000 tons of cashew nuts

28 December 2015

The 2015/2016 cashew sales campaign is expected to reach 100,000 tons, an increase of 23 percent over the previous year, according to the statements in the Economic and Social Plan for 2016.

The seed cotton sales year should, in turn, total 70,000 tons, similar to the previous campaign, also according to the same forecasts.

The Economic and Social Plan recently approved by the country’s parliament forecasts the agricultural sector in 2016 will register growth of 6.5 percent, as a result of investment in the sector, including provision of improved seeds and technical support to producers.

The figures cited by Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, showed grain production is expected to grow 13.4 percent to 2.8 million tons, of which 2.1 million tons of corn and 450,000 tons of rice and 730,000 tons of legumes, up 11.5 percent year on year.

The document approved by the parliament said that production levels had risen to an in increase in cultivation areas, agricultural mechanisation, use of animal traction, improved seeds and use of fertilisers and pesticides. (macauhub/MZ)