Chinese institute available to support Angola’s agricultural development

22 June 2018

The Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies of Jiangsu is available to train Angolan farmers and provide technical support to the agro-industrial production process in order to contribute to the economic development of the country, said on Thursday in Huambo the chairman of the institution’s school council.

Ji Wenlin, who had been received by provincial governor João Baptista Kussumua, also said that the institute intends to cooperate with the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences of the José Eduardo dos Santos University, in the city of Huambo, aiming to train teachers and support companies in the agro-food sector.

He also said that technicians from the Jiangsu Institute are supporting an agricultural project in the Chicala-Cholohanga district, in Huambo province, while in the area of training nine Angolans are attending various courses at the institution.

Governor Joao Baptista Kussumua praised the support given, emphasising that cooperation with the Chinese institution, both in training and in technical assistance, is a major factor in the process of development of the region’s agro-industrial sector, with the aim of improving the quality of life of the population.

Before the meeting with the governor of the province, the Chinese delegation visited the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in Chianga, 10 kilometres from the city of Huambo, where he met with the institution’s management, with whom he intends to sign a protocol of cooperation, according to the Angop news agency. (macauhub)