29 August 2014

Angola: Peasants of Caluquembe Harvest Over 30,000 Tons of Faming Products

Caluquembe — At least 35,000 tons of various agricultural products were harvested during the growing season of 2013/2014 in the municipality of Caluquembe, 195 kilometers off Lubango city, southern Huila province.

The information was released to ANGOP, on Friday in this district, by the head of the Agriculture sector, Simão Boaventura Chikipita, who said that products such as corn, sorghum, millet and various vegetables were harvested.

He explained that it was predicted to harvest above 40,000 tons, but due to poor rainfall which occurred in the locality, it was only possible to take 35,000 tons.

According to Simão Boaventura Chikipita, the 65,000 peasant families who participated in the 2013/2014 agricultural campaign, received 40 tons of seeds, and equal amount of fertilizers and 5000 head of cattle for animal traction.

With an estimated population of 220,000 inhabitants, the municipality of Caluquembe has three communes, namely, Negola, Headquarters and Calepi.

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