Africa-Press – Mozambique. A UK-Mozambique Agricultural Technologies Business Forum was held in Maputo on Friday, October 15, co-chaired by the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mozambique, Katherine Fletcher, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Celso Ismael Correia.
During the Forum, attended by British and Mozambican companies in the field of agriculture and technology, opportunities in the agricultural sector in Mozambique and the experience of the United Kingdom in the field were presented.
“The UK Government is committed to working in partnership with Mozambique to further develop the Agriculture sector, as the country is an ideal destination for UK exporters and investors looking for opportunities in the sector,” UK trade envoy Katherine Fletcher said.
“British companies in the agribusiness sector employ more than 400,000 Mozambicans across the country and are making an important contribution to this prosperous future, but we want more partnerships.”
Mozambique’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Celso Correia said that Mozambique was open to investments in the area of agriculture and highlighted the important work that had been done within the Sustenta Program, which had already worked with some British agricultural equipment companies.
The Agricultural Technology Business Forum marked the end of Katherine Fletcher’s visit to Mozambique, which lasted from 11 to 15 October.