Angolan government to provide land to Cape Verde to produce food

23 March 2012

The Angolan government plans soon to provide Cape Verde with around 7,500 hectares of land for agri-livestock production, as part of moves to boost two-way relations, Cape Verde’s Minister for Rural Development, Eva Ortet said in Luanda Thursday.

At the end of a meeting with Angola’s Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing, Afonso Pedro Canga, Ortet said that although Angola was providing the land, Cape Verde would finance the agricultural activities carried out on it and the products that resulted would be sent to the Cape Verdean archipelago, which currently imports 80 percent of its food.

The Minister also said that the Cape Verdean government was interested in investing in growing grain in Angola, particularly maize, as it is one of the most popular grains on the archipelago. The exploration area for this project is located in the Quibala municipal area of Angola’s Kwanza Sul province. (macauhub)