Forty technicians from the Angolan Agrarian Development Institute (IAD) on Monday started a training course given by experts from the Agricultural and Livestock Faculty of Jiangzhou, in the People’s Republic of China, Angolan news agency Angop reported.
The training course, which also includes agricultural producers from Huambo province, will last 12 days, and is an initiative of Jiangzhou Agricultural Science & Technology Development Co.
At the reception ceremony, the chairman of the company’s board of directors, Zhu Jinlin, said that this initiative, the first of its kind in Angola, is part of bilateral cooperation agreements and will allow for the development of the region.
Zhu also said that the company he runs is developing a agri-livestock project valued at US$15 million in the Sambo commune of Chicala-Cholohanga county, in Huambo province.
This project, which is currently in its initial phase, planted 800 hectares of corn, 200 of soybeans, 25 of rice and two of sisal, and the livestock component will be set aside for the next phase, for which a date has yet to be set. (macauhub)