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Food producers in the province of Maputo have guaranteed that more than 500,000 tons of staple foods, especially vegetables, will come to market over the next three months.
The Governor of Maputo province, Júlio Parruque, met local producers this (Tuesday) morning to discuss food supply capacity in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parruque appealed for producers to cooperate to ensure adequate food supply and mitigate the impact of the new coronavirus.
The Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Food Security has meanwhile guaranteed that there will be no shortage of staple foods in the markets.
Producers have been allocated a total of 28 water pumps and pipes, with an irrigation capacity of 140 hectares of vegetables. The beneficiaries are to contribute only 10,000 meticais of the unit cost of about 67,000 meticais provided by the government for the acquisition of the units.
By Edson AranteSource: O País
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