Mozambique steps up fight against bovine TB and brucellosis

Mozambique has budgeted US$300 000 to fund the pilot phase of a national project to prevent and control bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. Bovine tuberculosis (bTB), which is caused by Mycobacterium bovis, has a 10.8% prevalence rate among cattle in Mozambique. Deputy Tourism and Culture minister Ana Comoana says up to…

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Mozambican commercial banana production affected by water shortage

Mozambique’s major commercial banana producer, Bananalandia, in Boane district about 30 km west from Maputo, has seen production levels decrease by half due to a lack of water for irrigation. The company’s banana plantations are highly dependent on the Umbeluzi River for water, which in turn depends on the level…

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Fresh foot and mouth disease outbreak in Mozambique

The Mozambican government has banned the movement and slaughter of all cloven-hoofed animals and by-products in and out of the Doa district of Tete Province following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). So far, the disease has been detected in cattle. In a statement issued on 30 November,…

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Mozambique revives its grain marketing institute

The Mozambican government has restructured and revived the Mozambique Grain Institute (IGM) with enhanced powers to coordinate the marketing of all agricultural produce. On Wednesday, Trade and Industry minister Max Tonela told parliament that apart from acting as the central agricultural marketing authority, the IGM would maintain strategic national grain…

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