16 March 2014

Angola: Drought Affects Over 22.000 Peasants in Bocoio

22.915 peasants in Bocoio municipality in the central Benguela province are being affected by the drought that hit their crops in the first 2013/2014 agricultural campaign season.

Speaking to Angop on fiday, the technician of the Agrarian Development Institute in Bocoio (IDA), José Agostinho said that the head town of Bocoio and Passe commune include the localities most affected by the drought.

According to him, in the head town of Bocoio the drought affected 12.915 peasants, while in Passe commune the food crisis is affecting 10.000 families.

The crop of cereals in Bocoio municipality is estimated in the first agricultural season at 760 tons of maize, 356 of beans and 135 of peanuts.

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