2013/2014 agricultural campaign in Angola expected to yield 23.4 million tons of products

10 October 2013

The 2013/2014 agricultural campaign in Angola is expected to see production of 23.4 million tons of a variety of products from a total of 5.6 million hectares of land, the Agrarian Development Institute (IDA) said.

According to a statement issued in Luanda, that total includes grains, vegetables, legumes and root vegetables.

The IDA added that, considering the country’s current situation, the Angolan central government would continue to bear the cost of some factors of production used by rural farmers, particularly those that have a lot of impact on increasing production and yield.

In the 2013/2014 agricultural campaign the IDA expects to assist 730,000 families across the country from its 131 Agrarian Development Stations (EDA).

As it is concerned about outflow of agricultural products, the IDA noted that it would seek to establish a link between producers and the markets. (macauhub)