Angola: Agriculture Sector to Produce About 20 Million Tons of Cassava in Bié

The sector of Agriculture and Rural Development in the central Bié province will produce between 2013 to 2017, about twenty million tons of cassava, reported on Friday in Kuito city, the head of the institution, Marcolino Rocha Sandemba.

In an interview to ANGOP, the official stressed that the action is part of the strategies of the provincial government aimed at fighting hunger and poverty, as well as reduce asymmetries amongst the population in the region.

In the same period, he said that the agriculture sector expects to produce annual 2.5 million tons of cereal, a million tons of grain, as well as 1.5 million tons of potato.

Other challenges for the sector of agriculture in the province are to cover up to 60 percent of the domestic needs concerning chicken breeding, 50 percent in beef and sheep meat.

The Agriculture sector, according to Sandemba Marcolino Rocha, also aims to reduce up to 15 per cent of milk imports, expanding the consumption of domestic production to a greater number of citizens in this part of the country.

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