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Agriculture Photo: www.gorongosa.org
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The price of grain in central Mozambique fell as much as 50% in April, a hunger monitoring group said this week, as improved rainfall marked an effective end to a two-year drought in the region, and Mozambique’s political factions agreed a truce that [...]

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Agriculture Some of the convicts after their arrest in November 2016.
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The Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Malawi has sentenced 35 people – 23 Mozambicans, 10 Malawians and two Chinese - to between 12 and 18 months imprisonment for illegal logging in a national park which they accessed from their base in [...]

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Agriculture Yara's Greenbelt Fertilizer facility in Beira. Photo © Arcénio Sebastião / Zitamar News
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Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara is suspending its operations in Beira and cutting 49 jobs, due to unsafe electrical infrastructure at the facility it bought last year as part of its $51 million takeover of fertilizer distribution group Greenbelt [...]

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Agriculture Fall armyworm eating through corn. Photo: CABI
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Mozambique’s crops are under threat from the fall armyworm, a pest that has already caused substantial crop damage in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to warnings from international bodies. The [...]

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Plantations Massingir Dam. Photo © Eleanor Muller, Transfrontier Parks Destinations
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South African investor, which quit last year, says it still believes in the agricultural potential of Massingir - but local constraints mean the project may never be economic South African sugar giant TSB, a [...]

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Agriculture A tobacco field in Zimbabwe. Photo: Zimbabwe Tobacco Association
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Mozambique has joined the list of countries buying tobacco from Zimbabwe, according to official figures. The latest figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) show Mozambique buying 600kg of Zimbabwean tobacco - an amount that TIMB CEO Andrew Matibiri told Zitamar [...]

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Aid A woman in drought-hit Mozambique. Photo: CARE
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Humanitarian aid agencies are $90 million short of being able to help those Mozambicans hit by the prolonged drought and expected floods over the coming two months, a consortium of agencies coordinated by the United Nations has warned. Two failed rainy seasons in a row have caused a drought [...]

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