Grain production in Angola is lower than expected

5 May 2016

Grain production in Angola amounted to 1.4 million tons in the current agricultural campaign, said in Luanda the director of the National Grain Institute, adding that this was 900,000 tons less than the initial estimate.

Benjamim Castelo, told Radio Nacional de Angola that the agricultural campaign could be considered to have “a less than satisfactory performance (…) as we had projection of good harvests, due to enough production factors and adequate funding.”

The director of the National Grain Institute said the gap between the estimated production and actual production may even become worse, but added that the government is finalising programmes to recover and accelerate the country’s agricultural production.

Saying that his institution was available to receive projects from entrepreneurs interested in investing in grain production, Castelo explained that the current goal i]was to increase production due to a high deficit, whilst also considering quality. (macauhub/AO)