Crops in Tete destroyed by floods and pests
File photo: RM
The Norwegian government has announced that it will grant five million dollars to support the second planting campaign, of Mozambican peasant households who lost their first season crops to the cyclone and ensuing floods.
The Norwegian ambassador, Anne Lene Dale, told Radio Mozambique in Beira that the money will be used to rehabilitate irrigation systems, and to acquire agricultural inputs, benefiting about 800,000 producers.
Mozambican Agriculture Minister Higino Marrule said the support from Norway launches new hope among peasant farmers in the centre of the country, who saw almost all their crops planted in the first season washed away by the floods.
“Support in recovering these irrigation schemes will be fundamental for increasing agricultural production and productivity,” he declared.Source: AIM