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Mozambique to create agriculture technology transfer centers

The Mozambican government plans to create a center of agricultural technology transfer and the allocation of more cattle to districts in 2016, to encourage animal traction since agriculture continues to be a priority of the country, adding that next year it will intensify the production of cereals and revalue the cashew industry, APA reported.
The Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Maleiane was responding to Members of Parliament in a hearing directed by the Committee on Planning and Budget.

With the hearing, MPs wanted clarification on the Proposals of Economic and Social Plan and the budget for 2016.

Both documents, which are scheduled to go to Parliament on the first week of December, indicate the intention of the government to achieve, by 2016, an economic growth of around 7.8 percent.

“This growth will be supported by increased productivity in agriculture, expansion of coal production and the logistics base of Pemba, in Cabo Delgado”, Maleiane said.

For the public debt, Adriano Maleiane says it will not have a greater impact because, in his words, the GDP in 2016 will involve about US$11 billion, with the public and private sectors.

Source: StarAfrica

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