Mozambique calls for ADB’s support to introduce a new farming model

20 July 2018

Mozambique has requested the support of the African Development Bank (ADB) to introduce a new model of agricultural exploration in the country, during a meeting on the island of Sal in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) between the Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi and the chairman of the ADB Akimune Adesina, according to Radio Moçambique.

Nyusi mentioned a BAD-funded project in Ghana, “which establishes an agro-industrial area geared not only towards the domestic market but also to exports and integrated development, which includes access roads and the construction of facilities for processing production, thus adding value.”

President Nyusi said he was interested in having a technical team from the ADB travel to Mozambique to provide advice in this specific area and added that he had a very productive conversation that also covered industrialisation and youth employment.

Nyusi and Adesina also took advantage of the meeting held on the sidelines of the 12th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) to assess the status of the partnership between Mozambique and the ADB, according to the radio station.

Rádio Moçambique cited Nyusi as saying that the ADB official confirmed financing for the construction of the Mueda-Negomano highway in the province of Cabo Delgado. (macauhub)