Mozambique's Tomato 'War' Causes Price Hikes

A group of speculators have successfully pushed up the price of tomatoes in Maputo markets by obstructing cross-border trade, sometimes physically seizing trucks hired by small scale Mozambican importers.
Photo: KWFT

The Kenya Women’s Finance Trust helps women build businesses that enhance food security, including acquiring greenhouses like the one where these tomatoes are growing.

  • Mozambique:   Battle for Control of Trade in Tomatoes

    AIM, 23 March 2012

    A group of Mozambican and South African traders illegally seized three truckloads of tomatoes belonging to rival operators and held them in Komatipoort in South Africa for five… Read more »

  • Mozambique:   Traders Denounce Tomato Mafia

    AIM, 30 December 2011

    Small scale sellers of fresh vegetables on Thursday denounced the existence of a mafia of corrupt wholesalers who are trying to dominate the trade in tomatoes and push the prices… Read more »

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