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The central Mozambican province of Zambezia is expected to produce 650,000 tonnes of maize for a new production line of Cervejas de Mocambique (CDM – Beers of Mozambique).
The provincial director for industry and trade, Momad Juizo, explained that the opening of a new production line based on maize offered good prospects for this chain in commercial agriculture.
Juizo added that his directorate will establish partnerships with maize producers through agricultural associations, with a view to delivering industrial quantities of the cereal to the neighbouring province of Nampula, where the new beer will be brewed.
Juizo explained that his expectation is that this opportunity will leave nobody with surplus maize. However, he warned that producers should always set aside enough maize for sowing their next crop.
CDM is the largest brewer in Mozambique, with factories in Maputo, Beira, and Nampula. It produces the country’s best-known beers – Laurentina and 2M, along with a cassava-based beer called Impala. It also brews a maize-based beer called Chibuku.
CDM is the local subsidiary of the huge multinational brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has its global headquarters in Leuven in Belgium.
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