Nestlé Angola is considering a project for production of Nescafé branded coffee and drinks for domestic consumption and for export, said the president of the Angolan subsidiary of the Swiss group.
Wibart Wit told Angolan news agency Angop that some meetings have been held with the Angolan government for the plans to be put in place, as part of the economic diversification project underway in Angola.
“We are assessing the situation in many countries in Africa and beyond and how Nestle can help the development and diversification of the economy,” said Wibart Wit, adding that in the case of Angola Nescafé products are still imported given that there is not enough coffee to meet demand.
“For this reason we are thinking about supporting farmers, particularly through sector technicians, so that per hectare yield can increase along with the quality of the final product,” said the president of Nestlé Angola.
Wibart Wit said that once production has increased the company is prepared to buy the coffee and, in addition to production for local consumption, it will export the product to other group factories.
In the 2014/2015 agricultural season Angola produced just over 12,000 tonnes of coffee, which was less than the amount the country produced in 1975, before independence. The crop was consumed by the domestic market as well as markets in Asia, America and Europe. (macauhub/AO)