Angolan government selects provinces to plant palm trees

16 June 2016

The provinces of Bengo, Benguela, Cabinda, Kwanza Norte and Uige are the areas of Angola selected for palm plantation projects, said the Angolan Agriculture Minister, Afonso Pedro Canga.

The minister told Angolan news agency Angop that the ministry had received palm oil investment projects, with at least three firm proposals made so far.

“We used to produce a large amount of palm oil,” the minister said adding that there were some remaining palm growing areas and even a programme for palm oil production.

Alongside these investment, Canga said that Angola had specialised palm research and renovation stations.

The minister also said the country was cooperating with institutions from the Philipines, Malaysia and Indonesia. All of these countries are large palm oil producers and there are plans to swap genetic material with Angola to improve palm stock in the country. (macauhub/AO)