Maputo, 31 Aug (AIM) – The United States government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), will invest, in the next five years, 170 million dollars to boost the agribusiness sector, especially in the northern region of Mozambique.
According to the US ambassador to Mozambique, Peter Vrooman, who announced the amount in the northern province of Nampula, the idea, which is part of the “Feed the Future” project, aims to connect farmers to technologies in order to speed up productivity, and provide jobs, as well as combating malnutrition.
The project, he said, will take place in the northern provinces of Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Niassa, as well as in the central province of Zambézia.
“The American government will continue to promoting projects in the agriculture sector and agribusiness in order to create more opportunities for students”, he said
In 2022, Mozambique was chosen to be part of the list of 20 countries to benefit from the global initiative on food security, sponsored by the American government. 300 households have already been covered across the country.