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Angola is the third largest African cassava producer and bets on starch processing

Angola has an estimated annual production of more than 11 million tons of cassava, and is currently the third largest producer in Africa, after Nigeria and Ghana, and wants to bet on its transformation into starch.


A note from the Ministry of Industry and Trade stated that the Executive is committed to creating programs to use and add value to the production of cassava, through the National Directorate of Rural Trade Development.

The strategy aims to create specific programs for the use of cassava, by promoting the production of this root, as well as creating incentives for the purchase, processing and consumption of various by-products derived from cassava.

Among the top 15 world producers of cassava, the Executive sees in this condition, "an excellent opportunity to take advantage of this reality," pointed out the note, noting that Brazil is the champion in the transformation of cassava, a reality that has already reached Mozambique and "little by little" is reaching Angola.

In Angola, besides the use of cassava for the production of fuba (flour) of bombó, the most common use among Angolans, the government will encourage, this year, its transformation into starch, promoting the emergence of small and medium industry in rural areas, for their subsequent export on a large scale.

Cassava, besides being a nutritious and versatile food, can be transformed into starch, which is also used in the food industry, China being the main world importer.

The largest producer, Nigeria, is currently leading a project to use cassava starch to manufacture biodegradable fiber to replace plastic in packaging, which is also a challenge for Angola.

The matter was discussed this Monday at a meeting of the board of directors of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, when assessing the status of the Integrated Rural Trade Development Program.

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