The Agricultural Campaign started in the Mozambique are resulted fruitfully and has reduces rice imports by 100,000 tons in its market.
the Mozambican Agriculture Minister, José Pacheco said Mozambique has an average annual consumption of around 600,000 tons of rice and in the year 2012-13 agricultural campaign has increased rice production by 100,000 tons.
He said that they have reduced the loss of rice from 300,000 tons to 200,000 tons and also has made the country self sufficient in the other like maize and cassava and is now seeking to “sell its production surpluses.”
In beginning of 2013-14 agricultural campaign, launched in Gaza province, Minister José Pacheco said that it was likely that in the 2017/1018 campaign Mozambique would be producing all the rice it consumes, given that rice production and processing projects are underway in the provinces of Gaza, Sofala, Zambézia and Nampula.
Wanbao Grains & Oils Co., a Chinese company said that it has planned to invest US$10 million from the Fund for Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries in a rice production project in Mozambique. The project has an estimated total cost of US$200 million. (macauhub).