An agricultural sector company from the Netherlands will support farmers in the irrigated area of Matala, in Angola’s Huila province, in the production of potatoes on a large scale, said Monday the president of the 1 de Maio Cooperative.
Victor Fernandes also told Angolan news agency Angop that this was a private initiative, and for the first phase over 100 hectares would be prepared for potato production.
The company, which Fernandes did not identify, is currently doing a survey of equipment for potato production, especially of irrigation equipment that is obsolete and must be replaced.
The president of the cooperative also said that the European company would provide seed and fertilizers and support the marketing of the final product both in Angola and abroad.
The 1 Maio cooperative explores more than 7,000 hectares of irrigated area in Matala, which produces more than 150,000 tons of food per year, including vegetables, tubers and cereals. (macauhub/AO)