19 June 2014

Angola: Quilengues to Harvest Over 12,000 Tons of Crops

Quilengues — At least 12,450 tons of agricultural products will start being harvested from July during the agricultural season of 2013/2014 in the municipality of Quilengues, located 143 kilometers north off Lubango city, capital of Huila province.

The administrator of Quilengues, Armando Vieira told ANGOP, that in this district there is an increase of 568,000 tons of crop, comparing to the agricultural season of 2012/2013, due to the regularity of the rains and the support provided to farmers.

He said there are quantities of maize, sorghum, millet, and peanuts, beans and friar, and vegetables, which were grown in an area of 16,822 hectares, in a campaign that involved 52 peasant associations and three cooperatives, joining 314 peasant families.

Armando Vieira considered that these results are important for the Government's program to fight hunger, in addition to encouraging the surplus for trade.

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