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Gaza Province Resumes Wheat Production with Support From Chinese Technology

Gaza Province Resumes Wheat Production with Support From Chinese Technology

Gaza Province, in southern Mozambique, is set to resume wheat production in the current quarter, with the help of Chinese technology through a Chinese-invested company, local media reported on Monday.

The inaugural sowing is scheduled to begin in a few days at the Lower Limpopo Irrigation Scheme in Xai-Xai, the capital of Gaza Province, said Margarida Chongo, the provincial governor, quoted by Radio Moçambique.

‘In the initial phase, more than 150 hectares will be used to grow wheat,’ said the governor. The revival of wheat production in the Lower Limpopo Irrigation District, almost 50 years later, was made possible thanks to co-operation with Chinese technology, facilitated by the Wanbao company.

Wanbao, a Chinese investment focussed on the transfer of agricultural technology and financial support for rice cultivation, will now extend its support to wheat cultivation in the Lower Limpopo Irrigation District in Gaza.

Currently, Mozambique produces only 20,000 tonnes of the 450,000 tonnes of wheat it consumes annually, the rest being imported. Chongo said that wheat cultivation aims to solve the shortage and high cost of this cereal in the country, exacerbated by the situation resulting from the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Xinhua

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