Angola: Lonrho Agriculture to carry out agricultural projects in Uíge, Zaire and Bengo provinces

14 January 2009

London, United Kingdom, 14 Jan – Lonrho Agriculture has signed a deal with the Angolan government to carry out agricultural projects in 25,000 hectares of land, the Lonrho group, a conglomerate with a portfolio of investments in Africa, said Tuesday.

The agreement, signed on the Angolan side by Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Afonso Pedro Canga, and by the director of Gesterra, Gestão de Terras Aráveis, Carlos Alberto Jaime, aims to carry out agricultural projects in the provinces of Uíge, Zaire and Bengo.

These projects, which will occupy 25,000 hectares of land in the three provinces, will be implemented within the scope of government initiatives to promote agricultural reconstruction and development.

Also according to the same statement, Lonrho Agriculture is currently carrying out economic feasibility studies in cooperation with the governments of Malawi and Mali to develop 25,000 hectares of agricultural land on the shores of Lake Malawi and a five-year development project for up to 100,000 hectares of land in the Niger Delta in Mali. (macauhub)