Angola: Angola’s coffee recovery programme requires funding of US$220 million

21 November 2008

Sumbe, Angola, 21 Nov – The programme to recover coffee production in Angola drawn up by the National Coffee Institute (Inca) will require spending of US$220 million, the institute’s director general, João Ferreira da Costa Neto, said Thursday at the Amboim (Gabela) regional station.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Costa Neto noted that the programme was carrying out projects in the areas of coffee revitalisation, rural extension, research, experimentation, sale and industrialisation and recovery of infrastructures, which also includes palm harvesting and processing.

He noted that within the scope of the government’s programme for development and modernisation of the coffee sector was the sale of the product, expansion of production areas and their repopulation through community nurseries.

“We have now started a positive cycle with the gradual increase of coffee production,” he said, adding that, “the levels of production for 2009-2012 will rise from 5,000 to 10,000 tonnes.”

Kwanza Sul, Kwanza Norte, Uíge and Bengo are Angola’s coffee producing provinces. (macauhub)