Angola expected to produce tens of millions of tons of food per year

22 January 2013

Angola plans in the future to produce 25 million tons of food including grains, cereals and tubers, said the director of the Angolan Office for Studies and Analysis of the Foreign Relations Ministry, Francisco da Cruz.

At a conference to commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Angola and China ambassador Francisco da Cruz said that the figure included 20 million sons of cassava, 2.5 million tons of grains, 1.5 million tons of potatoes and 1 million tons of grains (beans, peanuts and soy).

In a statement essentially focused on development and combating poverty, Francisco da Cruz reported that there would be an expected drop in milk imports of up to 15 percent and production of 60 percent of the chicken meat the country consumes, as well as of 50 percent of beef, goat and mutton.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop the ambassador said that agricultural production would be based on boosting public-private partnerships for projects that have already been identified, such as the Capanda, Cubal and Quizenga agro-industrial projects.

He mentioned the Camabatela development plan, the agricultural projects of Cacanda, in Lunda Norte province, Cangandala and Pedras Negras, as well as the Agricultural Project for Cereal Production in Vale do Longa, Malanje province, and the second phase of refurbishment of the Cotton Project. (macauhub)