The company Westfalia Fruto Moçambique has announced that it will export avocados produced in the central province of Manica to the international market and especially France.
Westfalia consultant Manuel Roriz said that the first consignment of 400 tons could be ready for export to France this coming March.
Westfalia Fruto Moçambique is an agricultural subsidiary of the South African group of the same name. It has been operating in Manica province for two years and occupies an area of about 250 hectares.
The company invested nearly US$480 million in a first phase and has announced plans to open new plantations in Manica. The aim is to increase exports to 7,000 tons by 2021.
Westfalia employs more than a hundred workers in Manica and also produces lychees.