Category “Swaziland”

Swaziland ceases certain produce imports

Swaziland farmers have increased production to the extent that they have managed to provide the entire country’s supply of butternut squash, tomato and green pepper.

Swaziland still imports large quantities of other types of fresh produce however, mainly from South Africa. This is despite the fact that there is plenty of fertile soil in the country.

The National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBoard) has issued a public notice stating that it is currently prohibited to import such produce until further notice.

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Swaziland: Tomato project to benefit from SIPA, Neotech partnership

With Swaziland about to establish a tomato production project, the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) feels a partnership with Limpopo’s Neotech Industries would be beneficial.

Swaziland High Commissioner to South Africa Muntu Mswane said the Swazi delegation’s outside mission to Limpopo should culminate in the country being able to draw lessons from the various industries operating in the province.
“We have travelled, heard and seen. Now, down the line we’ll be able to implement what we’ve learnt,” he said on Tuesday during the 28-man delegation’s visit to Neotech Industries, a tomato processing plant in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

“Swaziland is not self-sufficient in food production and we can only learn. I want to believe that with projects such as our LUSIP (Lower Usutu Smallholder Irrigation Programme) something will come out of it.”

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