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Sesame harvest pays Mozambique producers US$5.6M

The sale of sesame has paid producers in Marínguè district, Sofala province, about 400 million meticais this year (around US$5.6M at current exchange rates).

The approximately 14,000 tons of sesame was grown over an area of about 150 hectares.

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Marínguè district permanent secretary Afonso Makaima said that most of the product was exported to India, after passing through a processing unit in the city of Beira.

The official said that, despite the weak demand for sesame caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and a subsequent price drop, sales had been going well.

Source: Rádio Moçambique via Club of Mozambique

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