Tobacco And Sesame Generate Over Two Million Dollars In Niassa
Maputo, 14 Dec (AIM) – Producers based in Mavago district, in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa, earned 170 million meticais (about 2.6 million US dollars, at current exchange rates) from the sale of sesame and tobacco, during the 2021/22 agricultural season.
According to the Mavago District Administrator, Momade Cadre, Mozambique Leaf Tobaco (MLT), the company behind the production, paid producers an estimated 98 million meticais, for 150,000 tonnes of tobacco.
Cadre, quoted by Wednesday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Notícias”, said the sale of about 900 tons of sesame, among other crops practiced in Mavago, provided the producers with a further 70 million meticais. The buyers came mostly from Cuamba district and from parts of the neighbouring province of Nampula.
“We are satisfied because the amount collected by the producers is contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of their families and is boosting the local economy”, Cadre said.
The revenue collected by the producers, he added, is intended largely for buying building materials to improve their homes.
About 3,655 producers were involved in this campaign.