Angolan group invests in expansion of fruit groves for juice production

10 March 2016

Angolan group Giasop this year plans to invest US$30 million in agro-farming projects and in the recovery and expansion of fruit groves and orchards that will provide the raw material for its fruit juice production plant, said the managing director of the group.

Miji Feliciano, cited by Angolan newspaper O País, said most of the funds will be applied to the expansion of Fazenda Boa Fruta, a farm with 46 hectares in the area of ​​Porto Amboim, Kwanza Sul province. There the group plans to plant more mango trees, better quality orange trees, passion fruit and guava trees to supply the factory.

In addition to planting more fruit trees, the group plans soon to install a new irrigation system, the managing director of the group said.

The Amboim Natural factory, which has daily production of 20,000 litres of juice of different flavors such as mango, orange, pineapple and passion fruit, and pulp and tomato paste, is located in the municipality of Porto Amboim.

The factory also has two milk filling lines, with a total capacity of 45,000 litres per day. The milk is also used to make yoghurt, cheese and butter. (macauhub/AO)