Mozambique bans meat import from Zimbabwe over Foot-and-Mouth Disease outbreak

MOZAMBIQUE – The government of Mozambique has banned the importation of animals and other animal by-products from Zimbabwe over the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease. The measure comes after the Zimbabwean Tax Authority notified the Mozambican authorities about the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in Mashonaland Central province, Mbire district, which borders Mozambique. Foot-and-Mouth Disease is a viral disease of ungulates, i.e.,…

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Solidaridad together with Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture create local GAP standard

MOZAMBIQUE – Solidaridad, an international civil society organization, has joined forces with the Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique and INNOQ, a food security institute, to create a local Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) standard called the Mocambique Boas Practicas (MozBoPa). This is in response to a study that disclosed high levels of pesticide residue on produce sold around Mozambique. The Standard, which…

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