Italian group proposes to set up agri-food centre in Angola

13 April 2018

Within three years Angola will have a National Agri-food Centre (CNA) to make, process, preserve and distribute locally-produced food, taking into account the country’s agricultural and livestock potential, the chairman of Italian group Cremonini said on Wednesday in Luanda.

Luigi Cremonini said that it would be the largest agri-food centre in Africa, to be built in an area of 192,000 square metres in Luanda’s metropolitan urban area and will be operated by Inalca, a company operating in Angola since 1980.

Products such as meat, fish, grains, flour, oil, fruits, vegetables, among others are part of the list of national goods that will be processed at the centre, which is expected to boost domestic production and reduce imports into the country, according to the group’s chairman, quoted by Angolan state news agency Angop.

Cremonini, who was speaking after the presentation of the ANC construction project, said that the success of the project will depend essentially on the Angolan government’s institutional support, which should create incentives for real producers and investors to accelerate the production process.

The Cremonini group, represented in Angola by Inalca, was founded in 1963 and is one of the most important groups in the food sector in Europe, acting in three business areas: production, distribution and catering. It is the European leader in the beef sector and one of the top sausage producers, operating in more than 70 countries. (macauhub)