In this way, the cultivation of these cereals will begin in the Field Schools, which will make it possible to multiply seeds, to be distributed to peasant families. The information was provided by Manuel Domingos, provincial director of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Cuanza Norte, who – cited by Angop – guaranteed the availability of 30 tonnes of wheat seed and one of rice, to be supplied to local farmers.
The person responsible also assured that the sector has ongoing contacts with managers and producers of these cereals in Huambo and Bié, aiming to acquire more seeds, and also mentioned that all municipalities in the province have the potential to produce these two cereals on dry soils, writes the Angop.
He also took the opportunity to remember that, in 2019, rice cultivation trials were carried out in Luinga, the results of which were satisfactory. However, the initiative "did not continue because peasant families used the seeds for food", he explained, quoted by Angop.
In addition to the aforementioned test, the Kilombo Agricultural Experimental Station, in the last two agricultural campaigns (2021/2022 and 2022/2023), also tested rice cultivation, aiming to stimulate production at local level and preserve seeds. According to Angop, the conclusions of the first test – which took place in Cazengo, Golungo Alto, Cambambe and Dondo – were equally satisfactory.