Africa Connected

CIM, moving forward one grain at a time

As part of the Africa Connected series with Standard Bank, Nikiwe Bikitsha profiles the oldest Mozambican food producer, Companhia Industrial da Matola (CIM) to gain insight into how the climate conditions have affected operations.

Although the company has had to up the costs of produce and the pressures on local producers have increased, Alfredo Lopes, Director General at CIM is optimistic that the economy will get going soon.

As a Mozambican producer at the moment… business is going well under difficult circumstances.

Alfredo Lopes, Director General at CIM

Feeding the nation since 1948, CIM has weathered and survived various types of climate conditions. The Matola based company is currently the largest local food producer in Mozambique – trading in wheat flour, maize meal, pasta and biscuit brands under household brands.

Local producers find themselves responsible to feed the nation and to ensure that prices don’t escalate to a level that becomes totally unaffordable for the population.

Alfredo Lopes, Director General at CIM

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