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FAO to create an artisanal animal supplement production plant in Huambo

Huambo will gain an artisanal factory that will produce animal supplements. Within the scope of the MOSAP II project, the United Nations Fund for Food and Agriculture (FAO) offered to create, this year, the factory in that province.

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According to Celestino Essuvo, FAO coordinator in Huambo, this factory aims to reduce the obstacles that agricultural and livestock producers face in accessing animal supplements.

Speaking to Angop, the official said that it was estimated that around 1420 small producers in the municipalities of Huambo, Londuimbali, Bailundo, Caála, Ecunha, Longonjo and Ucuma would benefit, including the delivery of veterinary kits.

He explained that the construction of the factory is part of the emergency project "Cerf 4", resulting from a survey carried out by the FAO and which focuses on mitigating the effects of the drought.

He also informed Angop that, within the scope of "Cerf 4", the organization is supplying cassava stakes as well as maize seeds, sweet potatoes, among others.

This action, according to the official, will extend until February of next year.