Mozambique expects to sell more agricultural products

Agriculture in Africa

The Mozambican government plans to market at least 17 million metric tons of various agricultural products from 2022 to 2023, President Filipe Nyusi announced on Wednesday during the launch of the 2022/2023 agricultural marketing campaign.

Speaking at a special ceremony held in Marracuene District, Maputo Province, the President revealed that the export of agricultural products recorded an increase equivalent to US$80 million in the first quarter of 2022, brought by the vegetables and nuts.

For the current season, it is expected that 21 percent will be cereals, 45 percent roots and tubers, 13 percent vegetables, 11 percent pulses, 4 percent oilseeds and the rest other cultures.

The president encouraged growers to improve production, mainly of onions and potatoes, saying “we are not going to humiliate ourselves by importing what we know how to do well”.

Following the official launch of the campaign under the theme “agricultural marketing to boost agro-industry and industrialization”, a national agricultural marketing forum was also held in Maputo. Final article

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Amalia H. Mercado