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Angola to spend 17 billion kwanzas to buy agricultural fertilizers

The President authorized an expenditure of 17 billion kwanzas to purchase fertilizers on the national or international market to support the 2021/2022 agricultural campaign.

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The Presidential Order, consulted this Wednesday by the Lusa agency, also formalizes the opening of the Electronic Dynamic Procedure for the acquisition of agricultural fertilizers NPK-12-24-12 ammonium sulfate and urea for the support of the 2021/2022 agricultural campaign.

Family agricultural producers, grouped or not in cooperatives and associations, will be the main beneficiaries of this State support.

In June this year, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, António de Assis, said that producers will pay only the differential and it will be the Fund for Support to Agricultural Development (FADA) to pay the market value.

"This subsidy's main objective is to make life a little easier for producers, especially family farms, which, as we all know, went through, last year, some difficulties related to climate and, in some cases, excessive rainfall, in other cases, prolonged droughts, pest attacks, which limited, in a way, the final production and therefore the income of these producers," said the minister at the time.

Angola saw some southern provinces affected by a severe drought, which it tried to minimize with the distribution of agricultural inputs, and also registered a plague of locusts in some regions of the country, which caused significant losses to agricultural production.

Family farming in Angola is responsible for about 80 percent of the country's agricultural production, according to official data.

In another Presidential Decree, the head of state authorized an additional credit of 10 billion kwanzas in the General State Budget for the current year, in order to support expenses related to the Projects of the Public Investment Program of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The additional supplementary credit shall be made available according to payment needs and cash availability.

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