Agricultural campaign in Angola in 2012 expected to provide almost 14,000 tons of coffee

10 July 2012

Angolan coffee producers are expected to harvest 13,900 tons of coffee in the current campaign, as compared to 12,000 tons harvested in the previous agricultural campaign the minister for Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga said sat the weekend in Kilenda, in the province of Kwanza Sul.

Speaking at the official launch of the 2012 coffee harvest, the minister, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, said he was convinced that in the next few years Angola would increase its levels of coffee production.

Canga re-stated the central government’s determination to support production and noted that it had established the technical, material and institutional conditions needed for farmers, coffee growers and agri-industrialists to develop their businesses.

At the beginning of the 1970s Angola produced over 200,000 tons of coffee per year, and was the fourth-largest producer in the world.

The main coffee producing regions were the province of Kwanza Norte, Kwanza Sul, Uíge, and Bengo. (macauhub)