African Development Bank giving Mozambique US$28 mln

The African Development Bank will give Mozambique US$28 million this week to spend on coping with drought and on making agriculture and industry more productive, Lusa reports.

The Portuguese news agency says some of the money will be spent over five years on irrigation, better food production methods and other things, with a view to improving the ability of rural communities to counter the effects of climate change, poverty, food insecurity and land degradation.

The spending will benefit 20,000 people directly and 20,000 indirectly.

Lúrio University will spend the rest of the money over five years on training workers in agriculture and industry to be more productive, Lusa reports.