11 June 2012

Angola: Japanese Agency Implements Rice-Growing Project in

Kuito — The Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA) will in the next five years implement a project for development and cultivation of rice in the provinces of Bie and Huambo, to increase the production of this product in these districts.

According to a press release issued by the JICA that the ANGOP had got access, the project aims to contribute to increased food security, income for rural communities, based on rice cultivation.

According to the document, the measure aims to correspond with the purposes of that organization, through the carrying out of technical training at the Institute of Agrarian Development (IDA) and the Station for Agricultural Development (EDAs), in Bie on the "revitalization of the cultivation of rice" in order to obtain satisfactory results.

The implementation of the project, the statement said, has a partnership with the local department of agriculture and rural development, the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives (Unaca) and other projects related to agriculture.

The training, adds the note, will be confined more to the cultivation of rice by peasants associates, and other soil conservation techniques beneficial to farmers.

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the document reaffirms, plans yet for this month (June) to expand training activities within the peasantry, especially in localities where they have produced or produced rice in the past.

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