Chinese-Angolan project in Angola harvests over 1,200 tons of rice

11 March 2016

The first phase of a Chinese-Angolan project for rice production on a large scale in the province of Uige should register a yield of two tons per hectare and a harvest of over 1,200 tons, the project’s director said Thursday.

This farm, located in the municipality of Sanza Pombo, is a partnership between Angolan public company Gesterra – Gestão de Terras Aráveis and Chinese company CITIC International Contracting Co., a subsidiary of state-owned CITIC group.

The director of the project, Gelson Paulo, told Angolan news agency Angop that a factory for drying, husking and packaging of rice for sale is due to be finished in April/May.

Paulo said that the Lusselua agro-livestock farm is able to produce, in addition to rice, corn, beans, peanuts, citrus fruits and bananas, as well as being able to raise cattle, goats and pigs.

The provincial governor of Uíge, Paulo Pombolo, who visited the farm, called on the consortium to explore other areas of the province that have the potential to produce rice and other grains. (macauhub/AO/CN)