China available to support modernisation of agricultural sector in Angola

9 September 2019

China remains available to support the modernisation of the agricultural sector in Angola, helping the process of economic diversification in the country, the Chinese ambassador to Angola said on Friday in the city of Huambo.

Gong Tao spoke at the opening ceremony of the second cycle of training of 30 Angolan technicians on potato cultivation, organised by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, through the Jiangsu Jiangzhou Agricultural Science & Technology Development Co. and the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Heilongjiang Province.

The ambassador stressed that the current government of Angola is engaged in a process of economic diversification, mainly with the restructuring of agricultural production, “for which it can count on the support of the Chinese government, for its rich experience, alongside natural technologies to bolster productivity.”

The deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of the Angolan province of Huambo, Leonardo Sapalo, praised the support of the Chinese Government, noting that the training will provide technicians with new tools for the cultivation of potatoes, in order to set up production levels capable of developing the manufacturing sector.

The Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences is the largest agricultural research institution in that Chinese region, and is recognised internally and externally in the field of research, especially on corn, soybeans, rice, potatoes, seed farming, plant preservation and custom fertiliser formulation. (Macauhub)