South Korea funds rice production in Angola

13 September 2010

Lucala, Angola, 13 Sept – The municipality of Lucala, in Angola’s Kwanza Norte province, may over the next few months start producing rice again as a result of an integrated project to support families in the region, an official from the Lucala Agrarian Development Station said.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Manuel Francisco Pimenta said that the project had funding from the government of South Korea.

Recently, Pimenta said, a team of South Korean technicians had been working in Lucala municipality and identified a 1.5 hectare plot for the first phase of the project.

In the 1970s the municipality was one of Angola’s largest rice producers.

As well as producing rice on a large scale, Lucala municipality has a project for production of bananas, cassava, potatoes and sweet potatoes, which is an initiative of Norwegian non-governmental organisation (NGO), Ajuda de Povo para Povo (ADPP), which involves 30 rural families. (macauhub)