Mozambican company Jacarandá Agricultura Norte, Lda. will start planting lemon trees with a view to exporting lemons to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, said the company’s manager, Abílio João Chipupure.
The company will initially prepare 10 hectares of land it has in Erati, Nampula province, to plant lemon trees, an area which may be expanded if the lemon export business proves to be profitable.
Chipupure said that the contract to be signed with the importer from Dubai is almost complete, with only technical details yet to be established, such as arrangements for packaging and shipping the product.
Jacarandá Agrícola Norte, Lda. is a company established with capital from South America, since 2010, and is focused on banana production in the Eráti district, in an area of 50 hectares.
In 2016, the district government provided the company with an area of over 100 hectares to produce maize and soy for animal feed and livestock and where it plans, in time, to build a meat processing unit.
In 2010 the company started planting bananas in the district, which are exported to the Middle East, Europe and some African countries. (macauhub)