Angola’s agriculture ministry launches tree planting campaign in 2010

15 September 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 Sept – Angola’s Institute for Forestry Development (IDF) has announced that as of 2010 it plans to launch a nation-wide programme to plant new species of trees with a view to reforesting Angola.

The director-general of the IDF, Pedro Caetano said that the institute was currently carrying out tests with samples of native species, obtained from several of Angola’s provinces to determine the level of adaptability to the climate and soil, their resistance and quality.

According to Caetano, as well as new species, the institute will continue to introduce trees such as eucalyptus, pine trees and cedars into several Angolan regions, the adaptability of which to the climate in Angola, has been proven in the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Benguela and Huila.

Caetano said that IDF in 2010 would also launch a mass campaign to plant eucalyptus, pine trees and cedar trees in all locations of the provinces of Huambo, BIé, Benguela and Huíla. (macauhub)