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Minister of Agriculture: country needs annual production of 10 million tons of corn to meet needs

The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, António de Assis, acknowledged that corn production in the country, currently around 4,500,000 tons per year, is still insufficient to meet Angola's needs, which are 10 million tons per year.

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To this end, the government official said that "everything has been done to reach this figure year after year, which is why six million tons could be reached at this time", reads a statement from the provincial government of Malanje, the that VerAngola had access to.

António de Assis also mentioned that, currently, in the business sector, Malanje is considered as the "corn capital in the country, as a result of the investment made in large farms that boosted cereal production".

The minister also highlighted the steps that the province has taken regarding rice production. "On the other hand, he highlighted the steps that Malanje has been taking in rice production in the Songo region, especially in the municipality of Luquembo, where soybeans are also currently being cultivated on an experimental basis", the statement reads.

Furthermore, the holder of the Agriculture and Forestry portfolio also indicated the province of Huambo "as the largest producer of corn in the family sector, figures that are below Malanje taking into account the difference in investments between the two sectors".

The person in charge was speaking this Tuesday, at the opening of the corn harvesting campaign at the Quizenga Lutete Farm (municipality of Cacuso), where 1200 hectares are cultivated, with the expectation of harvesting, in the now opened campaign, 10 tons of corn for each hectare, writes Angop.

According to Félix Tchissapa, director of the Quizenga Lutete Farm, cited by Angop, production levels are expected to increase this year, compared to the 2022/2023 agricultural campaign, whose harvest was 7.5 tons per hectare.


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