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Agriculture Sugar cane at Tongaat Hulett's Mafambisse estate
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The government of Mozambique is guaranteeing that sugar mills in Mafambisse and Xinavane will not be closed and no workers will be laid off, despite financial troubles for the mills’ majority shareholder, trade minister Ragendra de Sousa told

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Agriculture A Yara fertilizer plant and phosphate rock mine in Finland. Photo © Yara
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A fertiliser plant planned by Norway’s Yara using Rovuma Basin gas, “is no longer in a position to advance,” because the domestic gas price is too high, according to a senior official at Mozambique’s petroleum regulator, INP. Yara’s 1.2 million tonne per annum plant,
Agriculture The Xinavane sugar refinery. Photo: Tongaat Hulett
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The Xinavane sugar mill in southern Mozambique is under threat of closure following a decision by its majority owner, South Africa’s Tongaat Hulett, to walk away from its other Mozambican mill at Mafambisse in the centre of the country.

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Agriculture Photo: www.facebook.com/mozfert/
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The fertiliser market in Mozambique will grow and become more competitive, one of Africa’s biggest fertiliser producers, OCP,  has said, after rival mining and phosphate company Ma’aden has entered the market.

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Agriculture The Xinavane sugar refinery. Photo: Tongaat Hulett
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South African sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, which operates two sugar plantations in Mozambique, is entering talks with its creditors after warning investors it made a $90 million loss over the last year - a drastic turnaround from the $44 million profit the company made the year [...]

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Agriculture A Dadtco mobile cassava processing facility
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The company supplying cassava to Mozambican brewer CDM to make its Impala beer is expanding into producing cassava flour, after working to help curb a disease that has threatened the country’s cassava production. Majority South African-owned Dadtco Philafrica started processing cassava in [...]

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Agriculture Pigeon peas, Cjanus cajan. Copyright C.L. Ramjohn
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Pigeon pea exporters are looking forward to greater transparency next year in the allocation of quotas to export the crop to India, following a meeting in Nacala yesterday prompted by complaints about how the system has been run up to now.

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Agriculture A woman in drought-hit Mozambique. Photo: CARE
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Meteorological institute says northern provinces may receive more rainfall than usual, but the overall forecast is for normal amounts of rain Mozambique’s northern provinces are likely to experience normal or above average volumes of rainfall this coming rainy season, the country’s [...]

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