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Carrinho Agri buys corn from family farmers, expecting to acquire more than 14 thousand tons

The manager of Carrinho Agri in Huambo, Airton Santos, made it known that the company plans to purchase, in the next two months, more than 14 thousand tons of corn, in the Bailundo/Londuimbali division, whose cultivation took place on 6690 hectares.

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This Wednesday, the harvest of fruits from the 2023-2024 agricultural season began, which is included in the 'Carrinho Agri' project that aims to promote family farming, with the purchase of more than 14 thousand tons of corn, which was produced by 11,917 peasants from Bailundo and Londuimbali, writes Angop.

According to Airton Santos, given the success of the agricultural campaign, an investment of more than 434 million kwanzas was made to provide support to family farmers with seeds, fertilizers and production equipment.

Regarding the process of purchasing this cereal, the manager considered it positive, given that adherence by peasant families has increased, and these families end up finding in Carrinho Agri the answer to selling their products at a good price (around 150 kwanzas per kilogram), as well as being monitored in technical terms during production and receiving incentives, writes Angop.

Along with the delivery of agricultural resources, according to the person responsible, the operator also purchases corn and beans from farmers, with a view to ending, as quickly as possible, the import of these cereals.

According to the person responsible, in statements as part of the opening of the process of purchasing agricultural products, Carrinho Agri has already purchased around 25 to 30 tons of corn from farmers, believing that the established target will be achieved in the next two months.

Among the main obstacles, according to him, is competition from some middlemen who seek to remove production from farmers, which ends up harming the company that provides the seeds, among other means, thus auguring greater loyalty on the part of those involved in the project, to overcome this competition, writes Angop.

Among the project's predictions is the reach of approximately two million producers, nationally, by 2030, he said, having recalled that in addition to the province of Huambo, it also comprises Benguela, Bié, Cuanza Sul, Huíla and Malanje, covering 58 thousand families, operating on 54,500 hectares.

For Fernando Maxamexa, who is one of those who favor this Carrinho Agri no Bailundo initiative and has been part of it since 2022, the project helped to rescue the activity of producers who were struggling with various difficulties in selling their production, as well as contributing to the promoting family farming and generating income with a view to the well-being of families.

The initiative was also applauded by beneficiary Manuel Malheiro Luís, who, cited by Angop, said that he is in the experimental stage of the initiative, and was grateful for the fact that seeds, fertilizers and agricultural means were made available, along with facilitating the flow of production.


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