Mozambique to Miss Agricultural Production Target Amid Climate Change
The natural disasters which have struck Mozambique this year have compromised the target for agricultural growth in the country this year, APA learns on Monday.According to state-controlled Radio Mozambique, the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA), furthermore, the military tensions in the centre of the country, where gunmen of the rebel movement Renamo have been ambushing vehicles on the main roads, have provoked a further exodus from the countryside into the cities and this "endangers the normal course of productive activities".
"In the government’s Economic and Social Plan for 2016, the growth target for the agricultural sector is set at 6.5 per cent, but our estimate is that growth in this sector will be less than five per cent", said CTA Chairman Rogerio Manuel while addressing a meeting of the Business Environment Monitoring Council at the weekend. The meeting brought together government and business representatives. Manuel, argued that the drought in southern and central Mozambique should push growth targets downwards.