20 Million Dollars For Gorongosa Coffee Production
Maputo, 3 Jan (AIM) – About 20 million dollars will be injected to carry out a baseline study for coffee production in Gorongosa National Park, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala.
The study to be financed by the Dutch authorities, according to the administrator of Gorongosa district, Pedro Massengue, may cover 45 beneficiaries, as well as enhance the biodiversity of the district.
The administrator, cited in Tuesday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Notícias”, said that the project will also benefit 15 producers who will be trained in conservation issues, in an initiative that also covers schools in order to reduce the rates of chronic malnutrition among children.
“The coffee from Gorongosa is consumed more in the United Kingdom because it is organic, and its production does not depend on any chemical product”, Massengue said.
According to the source, similar projects have a direct impact “on the acquisition of means of transport, growth in the number of flour mills, construction of improved houses, carpentry and mechanical workshops, among others.”
The administrator also recalled that 152.3 tons of organic coffee produced in Gorongosa will be exported to the European and American markets, boosting the lives of family sector producers.