Angola plans to produce rice on a large scale in Moxico province

21 June 2016

Large scale rice production will be relaunched this year in Angola’s Moxico province, in order for the country to once again become one of the world’s main rice producers, the Minister for Agriculture said Monday in the city of Camanongue.

Afonso Pedro Canga said that the study of fertile areas to sow rice has already been concluded and recalled that the province has the large water resources needed to produce rice.

The minister told Angolan news agency Angop that training was underway for farmers, on new planting techniques and new technologies that will allow an increase in production and productivity.

“A focus on agriculture can contribute to the country’s growth and ensure the increase of farmers’ income, and it is necessary to invest in the quick sale of products from small producers, particularly of corn, rice, soy, beans and vegetables,” said the Minister. (macauhub/AO)