Angolan government to set up agent to purchase agricultural produce

26 March 2013

The Angolan government soon plans to set up a “Rural Logistics Agent” a body that will be an intermediary between producers and the market, which means it will buy produce from farmers and take it to the markets, the country’s Trade Minister said Saturday in Matala.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Minister Rosa Pacavira said that the decision was part of a programme to promote rural trade.

As well as purchasing produce, the Rural Logistics Agent will support the ministry in creating infrastructure for the sale of the products.

Pacavira also announced that there would be an option in which allowed exchanges or donations, as there are farmers that raise livestock, for example, but do not want to sell their animals and would rather exchange them for something they need.

On her trip to the Matala municipality, 180 kilometres East of the city of Lubango in Huíla province, the minister visited a tomato concentrate factory, refrigeration facilities for potatoes and other products and the headquarters of the local cooperative. (macauhub)