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Mozambique acquires GPS for land demarcation

Mozambique’s Agricultural Development Fund (FDA) has purchased twenty Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to assist with land demarcation and reduce land conflict.
According to state run daily paper Notocias on Wednesday, the devices will be used by technicians marking out plots of land.

Currently, fifteen officials from the Provincial Geographic and Cadastral Service (SPGC) and the National Directorate of Land and Forests (DNTF) are being trained in using the GPS system.

The head of the forestry department of the FDA, Dania Falcao was quoted saying that the equipment will strengthen the land registration system given its capacity to deliver precise information.

Falcao, who was speaking in Marracuene district in Maputo province on the sidelines of the training seminar, added that “the use of GPS will facilitate the work of the land technicians at the provincial level as previous equipment was imprecise with a large margin of error”.

Falcao added that more GPS devices will be bought as the current stock is too low for the country’s needs.

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