Christin Lascromps, French responsible for SAMAE, clarified that, as the agreement with Angolan officials has been in place since last year, training should start in October.
He also informed that the training, whose purpose is to improve and increase seed production with a view to making Angola self-sufficient, will take place in France, forcing technicians to travel to the country in question, writes to Angop.
Only with vast quality production will Angola be able to enter the universe of large food producers, considered the official, who was speaking at the end of a visit to Huila, where he verified the production of seeds at Jardins da Yoba.
Cited by Angop, the official also took the opportunity to mention that the understanding with Angola could progress to other areas, such as regulation and legislation regarding seed production.
He also classified the training of farmers as "essential", in the sense of knowing the methods to be used and also mentioned the production of seeds in Angolan soil, admitting that this is already a reality, but that there are still improvements to be made in the fields and in the circulation. of the samples.
Augusto Caetano da Silva, national director of the National Seed Service (SENSE), also quoted by Angop, clarified that the understanding between both countries is centered on training the staff of the national seed services.
He also talked about the statistics on the availability of maize seeds in 2021-2022, which stood at about 65 thousand tons, however, only 2000 presented the desired quality. A scenario he classified as alarming.