Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:36 - Updated Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:35
Cuando Cubango: Animal breeding, meat production reduce imports
Menongue - Animal breeding for production of meat to respond to the national market demand is relevant to the diversification of the economy and reduction of imports.
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Cuando Cubango: Secretary of State for Economy, Laura Monteiro
Photo: Armando Morais
This was said Saturday in Menongue, southeastern Cuando Cubango province, by the secretary of State for Economy, Laura Monteiro.
Laura Monteiro was speaking to journalists at the end of the ceremony of launch of the 40 farms project for cattle breeding and large scale production of meat in the municipality Cuchi, some 93 kilometres of Menongue.
Addressing the event presided over by the minister of Agriculture, Pedro Canga, Laura Monteiro said the 40 farms, in addition to another ten owned by national entrepreneurs, will greatly contribute to the region’s economic development.
She said the project will also provide jobs and productive chains that could create synergies to boost both small businesses, industries and services, through investment.
The official stated that the production of animals and meat to supply the whole country is relevant to replace imports.
According to Laura Monteiro, currently Angola spend huge amounts of money in the import of meat and derivatives, which could be reversed since the country started investing locally.
She explained the establishment of the 40 farms is part of the Government strategy to curb the ongoing crisis, as agriculture is a crucial sector in the production of essential consumer goods.
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