Investments made in the last five years in the recovery of the Mozambican sugar industry, valued at around US $ 800 million, have increased production from 90,000 to 450,000 tons per year, said the executive director of the Mozambican Sugar Producers Association ( Apamo).
João Jeque also said that this was the result of the investment made in the four sugar-producing countries in Mozambique, namely Marromeu and Mafambisse in the central province of Sofala and Maragra and Xinavane in Maputo province.
The president of Apamo said that in addition to the increase in exports, the sector also has a very large social impact because, he said, it employs more than 200 thousand workers, and for the first time, started in 2017 the production of sugar supplemented with vitamin A .
The sugar sector was one of the most affected by the 1977/1992 civil war in Mozambique and is now one of the most important in the economy, exporting an annual average of about 240 thousand tons.
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