Angola: Institute outlines strategy to boost coffee production

20 November 2008

Sumbe, Angola, 20 Nov – The Angolan National Coffee Institute (INCA) plans, as of 2009, to increase coffee production from 5,000 to 10,000 tonnes, as part fo a programme to be put in place by the institute in the medium term.

The announcement was made Tuesday at the Amboim (Gabela) regional station, in Kwanza Sul province, by the Institute’s director general, João Ferreira da Costa, during the opening ceremony of a seminar on “Intervention in Rural Areas” due to last four days and which is attended by 30 of the institute’s experts.

In his turn, the chairman of the Coffee Development Fund, Arsénio de Sousa, said that the plan was to increase domestic production, strengthen the business class and improve living conditions of rural communities, specifically in coffee-growing regions.

The seminar will cover issues such as collection and processing of data, standards for operation, as well as communication in rural areas.

With this seminar the Institute plans to boost its institutional capacity, improve support for coffee production, re-establish Sales circuits, technical support for the re-launch f dendé palm production and creating technological standards for cocoa production. (macauhub)