Mozambique Gets Its First Wild Juice Factory

Mozambique Gets Its First Wild Juice Factory

From All Africa

A processing factory to produce juice from wild fruits, tubers and roots will soon be opened in the central province of Manica. This will be the first of its kind in Mozambique.

The factory is being set up in Mpunga, in Sussundenga district, by the MICAIA Foundation as part of the community project “Ndzou Camp Lodge.”

Ndzou Camp is in the heart of the Moribane Forest Reserve, which is part of the Chimanimani Conservation Area.

The districts of Gondola, Sussundenga, Manica and Chimoio have an abundance of plants and fruit, and the factory will specialize in processing juice from the “madumbe” root which is thought to be highly nutritious. The factory will also use locally grown bananas.

These facts were revealed by the Executive Director of MICAIA, Milagre Nuvunga, during a visit to Ndzou Camp by the Minister of Tourism, Carvalho Muaria.

Nuvunga explained that the construction of the processing unit was completed last month following a six-month delay. They are now waiting for the arrival of the machinery.

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