Angolan government seeking to resume cotton cultivation in the country

14 July 2010

Luanda, Angola, 14 Jul – Agriculture Minister Pedro Canga said on Tuesday in Luanda that the government is undertaking a programme to re-introduce cotton cultivation to support the textile industry in Angola.

Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting devoted to “Re-launching the Textile Industry in Angola”, Canga said the project began in Kwanza Sul province with the use of irrigated systems.

Cotton planting will be reactivated in the provinces of Malanje, Benguela, Zaire, Kwanza Norte, Uige and the Lundas, per the scope of the Agriculture Ministry’s programme, he said.

The minister explained that the work is going as planned, and that land plots needed for cotton cultivation are currently being identified. (macauhub)