17 January 2013

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.

He said this will allow economic and social development of the country.

The official stressed the need to enhance the production capacity to achieve food security.

According to him, the production of enough food will enable reduction of poverty, hunger and the population will enjoy more peace and pride of increasing food productivity.

The two-day event brings together staff and officials of research from the provinces of Huambo, Kwanza Sul, Malanje, Luanda, Huila, Kwanza Norte, Cabinda and Namibe.

The meeting is assessing the annual activities carried out in 2012 and outline research actions for the current year.

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