Angola: Agriculture Sector to Re-launch Rice Production

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The provincial director of Agriculture in Lunda Sul, Elias Zeca, has said that the sector of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries in the eastern Lunda Sul province is studying the possibility of re-launching rice production in the commune of Mona Quimbundo, municipality of Saurimo.
He noted that the study of the former production areas of the cereal in the region is also in the pipeline
“We will need a strong intervention of the national and foreign entrepreneurs to invest in Saurimo with high technology in rice cultivation,” he said.
In order to ensure the success of this project, the official said that the sector plans to implement policies that ensure the equipping of local farmers through the use of new technologies.
On the other hand, he said that the management board continue to work on training of qualified experts and construction of agricultural infrastructure, as well as encourage the involvement of private sector entrepreneurs.
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