Devenu une puissance agricole mondiale majeure, le plus grand pays d’Amérique du Sud veut faire bénéficier l’Afrique de son expertise dans l’exploitation des ressources agricoles et y transposer son modèle au nom d’une solidarité Sud-Sud.
Mauritius has established a company to facilitate investment in Mozambique, particularly in the area of agro-food. The company was established after the Mozambican government granted Mauritius 23,500 hectares of land.
Un fenómeno en pleno auge se está produciendo: la compra o arrendamiento por parte de países ricos de tierras fértiles en naciones pobres, principalmente de África, para asegurarse el suministro de alimentos.
The launch in Mozambique of the Chinese Centre for Agricultural Technology will serve to meet demand for food from the Chinese population, said Emeka Chiakwelu, director of Afripol-African Centre for Economic and Political Strategy.The launch in Mozambique of the Chinese Centre for Agricultural Technology will serve to meet demand for food from the Chinese population, said Emeka Chiakwelu, director of Afripol-African Centre for Economic and Political Strategy.
"Mauritius cannot depend on [Mozambique and Madagascar] for sustainable agricultural development. It’s better for us to cultivate our own land to produce more food and leave some land for future generations."
Vita Grain Group, which is backed by US $60 million of funding, owns more than 20 different strains of hybrid rice seeds. Vita Grain is looking for funding to expand its seed production beyond Africa to Asia, the US and South America. The company is also setting up a rice mill in Mauritius and is in talks with partners in Botswana, Madagascar and Mozambique to develop rice production units.