Brazilian company plans Senegal melon plantations
The company said the plantation would span 100 hectares in the African country, with the same varieties it produces in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Ceará, the story reported.
Director Luiz Roberto Barcelos told the website the crop planting area in Ceará would increase by a third, from 4,500 hectares to 6,000 hectares.
"We are leasing the Del Monte melon farm which was halted since last year. This means a resumption of economic activity in the regions of Quixeré and Limoeiro do Norte," Barcelos was quoted as saying.
The company has also bought a farm in the interior of Pernambuco to produce melons during the rainy season of the Ceará-Rio Grande do Norte axis.