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Angola – Food Security Everyones Responsibility

Luanda — The food security is regarded as an instrument that must be observed by everyone, having into account the harmful consequences that may result from it for the consumer, said on Monday in Luanda the economist Manuel Lourenço.

Speaking to Angop about the quality of food consumed in the country, the Angolan economist also pointed out as consequences the economic damages for the commercial establishments for the loss of clients to other competitors.

With the progressive industrialization and liberalization of markets, several changes occur in the foodstuff sector, both in the production and trading, said the expert. He said that this scenario made the consumers to radically change their understanding about the sanitary security of food.

According to him, currently, the consumers seek more and more information on the quality of food.

Source: Angola Press

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Angola: Agro-Industrial Programme Re-Launches Palm Tree Fruit Production in Kwanza Sul

Sumbe — A project to re-launch the planting of palm tree fruit, in an area of 7.500 hectares of arable lands will be executed in the municipalities of Amboim and Kilenda, coastal Kwanza Sul province, aiming for the production of palm oil.

The preliminary work will start this year (2014) and will be related to the clearing and preparation of lands, according to the information from social and agro-industrial programme, (Prosai) that Angop had access on Thursday.

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Angola: Commerce Minister Announces Agricultural Products Trade Project

A nationwide agricultural products trade project will be launched on November 5 this year, with the opening of the medium-seize logistics centres that will be inaugurated in the provinces of Luanda, Huambo, Bie, Kwanza Sul and Benguela.

The information was released to journalists on Monday in Luanda by the minister of Commerce, Rosa Pacavira, during a work visit she paid to central Huambo province to learn of the facilities put in place for the implementation of the rural market and identify central zones to gather the agricultural products and flow them out into the commercial centres.

She said rural markets and bank agencies will be built around the rural markets and central zones which, she added, will help the peasants to sell their goods out.

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Angola: 2013/2014 Agricultural Campaign Reinforced With Irrigation Systems

The 2013/2014 Agricultural Campaign that is to start in October this year will be reinforced with the implementation of irrigation systems, distribution of seeds and other inputs, with a view to avoid the loss of crops, given the shortage of rains.

The information was released in Lubango , southern Huila province, by the local provincial director of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lutero Campos.

According to the official, the campaign that is expected to till more than 605,000 hectares of land, and the involvement of 150,000 peasant families organised into cooperatives existing in Huiila province, is expected to produce 500,000 tons of assorted crops.

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Angola: FAO Recognises Country’s Family Agriculture Potential

Luanda — The director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO), José Grasiano da Silva, said Wednesday in Luanda that Angola has a strong potential for the development of family agriculture, being well placed at the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) level.

José Grasiano da Silva was speaking to the press at the end of an audience with the Angolan minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga.

The official said that a study conducted by FAO in the CPLP places Angola above Brazil, with a considerable advantage, in terms of family farm production.

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Angola: Over 79,000 Tonnes of Fish Captured in 2012 in Benguela

Benguela — At least 79,681 tonnes of fish with, emphasis on sardines, horse mackerel, mackerel, croaker and others were captured in 2012, in the province of Benguela, against the 69.670 in 2011, representing a growth of 23 percent, ANGOP learnt from the provincial director of Fisheries.

Speaking to ANGOP, Carlos Martinó stressed that in relation to industrial fishing the capture rates point to 28,916 tonnes, 33,269 at semi-industrial fishing sector, 17, 496 in artisanal maritime fishing and 1020 in continental fishing.

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Angola: State Secretary Backs Increased Agricultural Production

Huambo — The State secretary for Agriculture, José Amaro Tati, Thursday in central Huambo province said the sustainable increase of agricultural production in the communities is fundamental to achieve food security in Angola in order to avoid the import of product.

Amaro Tati who was speaking at the opening meeting of the broad council of the Agronomic Research Institute (IIA) defended greater patriotic dedication within the staff and officials involved in research field.

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