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Cattle breeders in Zambézia, Sofala, Tete and Manica provinces will receive embryos from improved cattle varieties from Brazil this year. The ongoing project in the Zambezi Valley consists of the in vitro production and transfer of embryos for the genetic improvement of beef cattle and milk.
The governor of Zambézia, Abdul Razak, said on Wednesday in Quelimane that about US$900,000 was available for the project, which would benefit about 1,500 family farmers and boost the supply of meat and milk to the domestic market.
“This program introduces a complete meat production, breeding, slaughtering, processing and marketing chain, and is expected to encompass around 1,500 breeders in the four provinces covered by the Zambezi Valley,” he explained.
According to Razak, the programme forms part of the government’s agriculture and food security strategy.
President of the Industrial and Commercial Association of Zambézia Inusso Ismael said he believed that the project would boost the economic capacity of livestock farmers.Source: Rádio Moçambique
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