21 August 2012

Angola Might Reach Food Self-Sufficiency - Says Ambassador

Benguela — Angola might achieve food self-sufficiency if serious investments are made in the farming sector and policies to support national businesses created.

This was said over the weekend in central Benguela province by Angolan ambassador to the Republic of Argentina, Herminio Joaquim Escorcio.

Speaking to journalists, Herminio Escorcio said that among the various protocols that Angola has signed with the Republic of Argentina, the farming sector appears to be one of those that need to be explored.

According to the ambassador, in order to become effective in animal husbandry the protocol that the country has signed with Argentina, it is necessary that Angola indicates the skilled people it needs, according to the areas of training, so that Argentina can send experts in here to provide knowledge to Angolans.

"With the training and creation of policy for access to subsidised loans for entrepreneurs, yes we can achieve food self-sufficiency," he told press in Benguela.

The ambassador attended Saturday the Constituent Assembly of the Federation of Farming Cooperatives in Benguela province.

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