A food conservation and processing centre will open in June this year in the Angolan city of Moçâmedes, Namibe province, a project of the United Nations Fund and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) funded by the government of Japan.
Budgeted at US$120,000, the centre’s construction work began last January and aim to conserve food to reduce post-harvest losses in Namibe province.
The FAO’s southern regional representative, Matteo Tonini, told the Angop news agency that Angola relies exclusively on imports for preserved products and prices lose some value when there is surplus agricultural production.
“This is why the FAO, in collaboration with the Japanese Embassy, decided to build a food processing and preservation centre in Namibe, which will have cold storage and other components,” he said. (macauhub)