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Mozambique will no longer import seeds to reduce local prices

Mozambique will no longer import seeds for major crops starting in this agricultural season (2017/2018), said the head of the department of basic seeds at the Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique (IIAM).

David Mariote also told Mozambican daily newspaper Noticias that the decision is intended to reduce the price of certified seed on the Mozambican market and ensure that a larger number of producers have access to quality seeds thus allowing for an increase in levels of production and productivity.

Mariote said that the IIAM will put at the disposal of the 42 companies producing certified seed registered in the country, 2,000 tonnes of the basic seeds of major crops, with emphasis on grains and legumes, based on which, 65,000 tonnes of certified seed can be produced to then be supplied to producers.

In addition to basic seeds for vegetable, maize, sorghum, soybean and beans to be produced in the main agro-ecological regions of the north, centre and south of the country. Lichinga, Gúruè, Angonia and Namaacha, IIAM will provide, this season, 12 million cassava cuttings, 2,000 orange pulped sweet potato seedlings and unspecified quantities of vegetable seeds.

The IIAM has the financial and technical support of various institutions and international organisations that operate in the country, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Agra and the World Bank.

Mozambique’s annual needs are estimated at 467,000 tonnes of different certified seeds to meet the needs of over 4 million registered active producers.  

Source: macauhub.com

Publication date: 11/27/2017

 


 

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