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Country bets on accelerating agribusiness to achieve food self-sustainability

Ensuring the acceleration of agribusiness for food self-sustainability is among the Government's bets, according to Mário Caetano João, Minister of Economy and Planning, who was speaking this Wednesday at the end of an investor forum, as part of the meetings annual reports from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.


Considering that in recent years, "agriculture alone" has not made "a big difference", the minister admitted that it is necessary to work "so that the other sectors add priorities", with agribusiness being the main one.

"In recent years, agriculture alone has not managed to make a big difference, so we have to work so that the other sectors are added to priorities and the main one is agribusiness", he said, quoted by Angop.

He underlined that the Government's commitment is related to the transformation of the country into one of the largest grain producers in Africa, within a five-year time horizon, with emphasis on the production of maize, rice, wheat and soy.

According to Angop, with the adoption of this commitment, it is intended to raise 300 million dollars for livestock and fisheries.

As an example, the minister mentioned an initiative by the oil sector, which envisages the construction of a fertilizer factory, writes Angop.

The participants of the forum - who pointed out that the country is in a fast process of changing the panorama, which concerns putting a brake on imports of goods that can be produced - had the opportunity to learn about the fundamental economic reforms that are taking place in Angola, writes to Angop.


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