The Portucel Moçambique venture has a significant forestry research component, focusing mainly on the selection and genetic improvement of plants, soils and forest nutrition.

Portucel Moçambique receives support for the project from RAIZ, The Navigator Company's research institute for the forestry and paper industries which works independently and networks with universities and other research and development units.

Set up in January 1996, RAIZ is a private non-profit organisation which helps the forestry and paper industries to be more competitive, through research, technological support and specialist training. RAIZ is a joint venture between The Navigator Company, the University of Coimbra, the University of Aveiro and the Higher Institute of Agronomy.

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