Angola: Brazil supports veterinary authorities for quality control of milk

9 January 2008

Luanda, Angola, 9 Jan – A delegation from Brazilian farming research company Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) has been in Angola since Monday to provide support to the Angolan Veterinary Research Institute (IIV) to improve the quality of its quality control of milk.

Speaking Tuesday to Angolan news agency Angop, the general director of the IIV, Ditutala Lucas Simão, said that the Brazilian delegation traveled to the municipality of Wako Kungo (Kwanza Sul province) to provide information to local officials on methods of controlling the quality of milk.

The Brazilian delegation also traveled to the area to check on progress made by the Angolan government in the implementation of the Pilot Program for Development of the Milk Producing Basin of the Wako Kungo Plateau.

Embrapa is focused on supporting the IIV and is available to train Angolan technicians in Angola, Brazil and South Africa in the areas of technology and laboratory techniques, for controlling the quality of milk in the country.

The director of the IIV said that the visit by the Embrapa officials was part of the bilateral cooperation agreement between Angola and Brazil in the area of research and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s strategy to search for partnerships, in order to re-launch Angolan milk production. (macauhub)