12 April 2014

Angola: Agriculture Envisages Good Harvest in Bié

Kuito — At least 3.800 tons of fertilizers and seeds of maize, rice and beans were distributed to 300 peasants in the central Bié province, aiming for the increase of levels of harvest in the region.

According to the provincial director for Agriculture, Marcolino Rocha Sandemba, with the same objective, the peasants cleared out one million of hectares, with the support of the government that donated tractors.

Speaking to Angop on Friday about the perspectives in this agricultural campaign in Bié province, Marcolino Rocha Sandemba said that there are good harvest forecasts of several products this year, fruit of the support of the government, under the Programme for fighting hunger and poverty.

He said that to boost the agricultural activity, the Agriculture department reinforced the intervention capacity of the Agrarian Development Stations (EDA) with tehcnicians, as well as it upgraded its cadres.

About 55 cooperatives and 418 peasant associations are registered in Bié province.

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