India and Republic of Mozambique signed a work plan to cooperate in agriculture includes training programs for Mozambique experts in India, and technical assistance in agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, and fisheries.
Using a grant of Rs. 20 lakh (USD 50,000) grant from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the program includes 7 short-term training program slots at premier institutes such as the Central Institute of Cotton Research at Nagpur . While the programs are well founded, Mozambique has not sent any participants to 6 other training programs at the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) and Indian Council of Advanced Research (ICAR) despite rescheduling. India needs to determine why Mozambique is unable to take advantage of this facility and reasons could range from language to shortage of experts.
Mozambique has also requested India to export Jatropha seeds and is being
considered by National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). Originally from the
Caribbean, Jatropha was spread as a valuable hedge plant to Africa and Asia by Portuguese traders and is currently being used widely in India to generate Biodiesel. The entire stretch between Mumbai and New Delhi are lined with while several lines reportedly run on 15-20% biodiesel.