21 April 2014

Angola: Cuanza Norte - Ambaca Peasants Harvest Over 9,000 Tons of Crops

Camabatela — At least 9,693 tons of assorted crops were harvested by the peasants from the municipality of Ambaca, northern Cuanza Norte province, during the second half of the 2013/2014 agricultural season.

The information was given to Angop Monday by the head of the municipal administration of Agriculture, Silvano Cuto.

According to the official , the harvest includes 5, 635 tons of potatoes, 2, 529 of cassava, 304 of peanuts, 169 of beans and 56 of maize.

Silvino Cuto considered the season harvest positive as there has been an increase of four thousand as compared with previous season.

He mentioned a good rain season as a factor that boosted the production in the 2013/2014 period.

The official stated that the season operation involved an area of 2,817 acres, and an additional 150 acres are being prepared for the second season.

The source informed that Ambaca has currently 11, 680 peasant families grouped in 28 associations and seven cooperatives, getting a regular technical assistance from the Agrarian Development Station (EDA), particularly concerning the adoption of new plough techniques.

Ambaca municipality is situated some 180 kilometres north of Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte province's capital city.

It has an area of 3,080 square kilometres and a population of about 80,000 inhabitants, mostly peasants.

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