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Prospects look bleak for Mozambique sugar ‘mega-project’ after second investor quits

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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Mozambique imports ‘sample’ batch of tobacco from Zimbabwe

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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Mozambique: NGOs face $90m funding gap to combat effects of drought and floods

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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EMATUM workers on strike over unpaid salaries – O Pais

Around 30 employees of state-backed Mozambican tuna fishing company EMATUM are on strike following delays in paying their salaries, according to Mozambican daily newspaper O Pais. The EMATUM employees told O Pais that the company is trying to implement a new system of [...]

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Zimbabwe imports 100,000 tonnes of emergency grain via Mozambique railways

An emergency co-operation deal between Zimbabwe and Mozambique’s state railway companies has allowed the landlocked nation to import over 100,000 tonnes of maize through Mozambique since February this year, to help it cope with the effects of the 2015-16 drought. The United Nations [...]

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$200 million to scale up Zim-Mozambique Agro-processing ventures

Mozambique has pledged $200 million for a series of Agro-processing partnerships with experienced Zimbabwean companies. The five-year joint ventures, which will start next January, were announced during Manica province governor Alberto Mondlane’s recent visit to Zimbabwe. During the [...]

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Drought and insecurity cause maize price to double in Mozambique – WFP

The drought affecting Mozambique has led to a drop in agricultural production making maize in Gaza, Tete and Sofala provinces twice as expensive as last year, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. As well as the drought, food supplies have also been influenced by political and [...]

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Climate experts forecast rain for drought-hit southern Africa

Climate experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have forecast that most countries in southern Africa are likely to receive normal to above normal rainfall in the 2016-2017 farming season - bringing hope to a drought-hit region. SADC climate experts and meteorological [...]

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Tete farmers sell wheat to Malawi while Mozambique spends $400m a year on imports

Wheat produced in the Mozambican province of Tete is being sold to Malawi rather than supplying the domestic market, at a time when Mozambique is spending $400 million a year on wheat imports. Around 700 farmers [...]

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