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Chipindo: more than 40 thousand tons of cereals harvested

Adriano Braz, municipal director of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries of Chipindo (Huíla province) reported that, over the 2021/2022 agricultural season, more than 40,000 tons of cereals have already been harvested, including maize, beans, massambala, sesame and jinguba.


"More than 40 thousand tons of cereals have already been harvested", he informed, adding that at the beginning of this month "there are still fields with products to be harvested".

Cited by Jornal de Angola, the official – who did not provide specific amounts – stressed that compared to the previous campaign, this year's production is better.

On the basis of the production's success, he said, is the occurrence of frequent rains as well as the support given to 18,000 peasant families at the start of the agricultural campaign.

He added that the support (such as the distribution of agricultural tools and the provision of technical assistance) strengthened the production capacity of families, but also helped to reduce the number of farmers who entered the world of gold mining.

"A work is being carried out to mobilize and sensitize the populations, to bet on agriculture, despite the practitioners coming from other provinces", he added, quoted by Jornal de Angola.

He indicated that this municipality has arable land and water resources that transform it into a sublime agricultural area and regretted the lack of teams to carry out mechanized agriculture.

He also considered that "the existence of tractors and their implements will make it possible to increase the cultivation areas", indicating that farmers, in order to use tractors, have to resort to Huambo, involving a lot of expenses.

Access roads are also a problem, he said, explaining that they have been conditioning the flow of production to the city. However, he identified that work has been carried out to level the main roads and improve this scenario.

He also made it known that that municipality is equally committed to the production of reindeer potatoes and honey.

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