27 December 2012

Angola: Cuban Cooperation in Agriculture Praised

Kuito — The provincial director of the National Company of Agricultural Mechanisation (MECANAGRO) in central Bié , Felizardo Brito Capepula, Thursday in Kuito praised the technical assistance provided by Cuba for the increase of production.

Felizardo Brito Capepula said the Cuban technicians have been making a great contribution in central Bié province concerning technical assistance and training of personnel in the agricultural sector.

He stated that this cooperation has contributed to increasing and improving agricultural production in the region, leading to larger food reserves.

According to the official, the assistance has been beneficial in enabling the testing of new techniques seeking greater production in near future.

He stated that the new techniques being tested have to do with the use of limestone in the preparation of the soils for farming.

Felizardo Brito Capepula stressed that the new techniques are intended to enrich the soils and make them more fertile and help improve the levels of production.

As the official added, the use of limestone in the preparation of the soils will also lessen the costs with the purchase of fertilisers and other expenses.

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