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Vol 6 (AAC) No 8

Published 1st June 2013


Mozambique

Agricultural revolution delayed

The ProSavana project that could turn Mozambique into a major agricultural producer has yet to convince local civil society groups and farmers

The ProSavana project has been set up to repeat a Japan International Cooperation Agency programme that helped to turn Brazil's Cerrado region into a major agricultural producer. Its proponents claim the project will revolutionise Mozambique's agriculture, but opponents warn that it will lead to a land grab in the north of the country. The trilateral cooperation, between Japan, Brazil and Mozambique, involves three provinces – Nampula, Zambezia and Niassa – 14 districts and 8.7% of the national territory. The designated area also falls in the Nacala Development Corridor.

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