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Humpata is the largest producer of tropical fruits in the country. Municipality harvested 1300 tons last year

Standing out for being the largest producer of tropical fruits in the country, the municipality of Humpata (Huíla) produced a total of 1300 tons of this type of fruit last year. Among the fruits that stand out in Humpata are apples, peaches, quince, guava, citrus fruits, strawberries, plums and pears.

: Morais Silva/Angop
Morais Silva/Angop  

Of the more than a thousand tons harvested in this municipality, 650 were pears. According to Angop, the numbers also reveal an increase in production compared to the previous year: in 2023, 1300 tons of tropical fruits were harvested, corresponding to 550 more compared to 2022.

This growth in production can be justified by the regular rains that 'watered' the municipality, unlike what happened last season when there was drought, as well as market demand, according to Flora Fernandes, director of the municipal office of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

Speaking to Angop, the person responsible informed that 430 tons of apples, 200 of oranges and 80 of lemons were harvested, with the main sales markets being Namibe, Lubango, Benguela, Luanda and Cunene.

Still regarding production, the director of the municipal Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries office classified it as "satisfactory", which ends up revealing Humpata's potential in this field, in a panorama it could attract more investors in this section.

Among other aspects, the person responsible said that the presence of fruit from this municipality in local markets is notable. Quoted by Angop, she added that there was a shortage of imported fruit, causing an increase in demand for national production, thus pointing out the "progress" and desire of the families involved in production.

Among the producers' difficulties, she pointed out the low prices, with, for example, 10 kilograms of each fruit being worth around 500 kwanzas. Also, theft in crops and the lack of a processing industry to absorb the excess, which usually ends up in garbage, etc., are other problems.

Furthermore, she also made it known that the local administration recently acquired 3000 plants of various fruits from producers in the region, with a view to repopulating and replacing the older ones.


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