Sat, 23 Dec 2017 11:19 - Updated Sat, 23 Dec 2017 11:19
Angola reaches self-sufficiency in meat production in 2026
Luanda - Angola plans to achieve self-sufficiency in animals for slaughter within nine years in order to guarantee the availability of domestically produced meat and to replace imports of this product and its derivatives, said Friday the Agriculture and Forest Minister (Minagrif), Marcos Nhunga.
Send by email
To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send
To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send
Within nine years the country may reach self-sufficiency of several meats.
Photo: Valentim Rodrigues
To achieve this goal, the holder of the Agriculture Ministry said that the sector started to repopulate with cattle the Planalto de Camabatela (province of Cuanza Norte), whose slaughterhouse was inaugurated on 11 August this year, and built infrastructure similar in size and capacity in the provinces of Luanda (Viana municipality), Cuanza Sul (Porto Amboim municipality) and Malanje (Malanje), which compete for the same purpose.
This year (2017), according to the minister, the country produced more than 2.1 million kilograms of various meats, of which 77. 958 kg of beef, 41.357 kg of pork, 93.711 kg of goatmeat, 24.847 sheep and 1,936,176 kg of chicken.
Marcos Nhunga did not specify the quantities of meat needed to meet the demand of the country, but the director of the Institute of Veterinary Services (ISV), Bernardete de Lassalete Gourgel da Silva Santana, based on the last census of agriculture, estimated that required at least 10 kg of meat / year for each citizen, taking into account the two million and 800 thousand head of cattle registered.
However, he added that in 2018 a new census will be carried out to determine the country's animal population in order to know the needs for the self-sufficiency of animal meat.
- 16/05/2018 12:54:44
Malanje - The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Marcos Nhunga, announced Tuesday in Malanje, the extinction, in the next few days, of the National Agricultural Mechanization Company (Mecanagro), due to its "inviability".
- 16/04/2018 16:31:11
Luanda - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is working to contribute to reducing importing by increasing domestic production and improving agribusiness, said Monday in Luanda the State Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock, Carlos Alberto Jaime.
- 21/03/2018 10:00:21
Luanda - Angola is celebrating the World Forest Day (21 March) by planting several trees in different forests of the country, as well as by holding lectures on sustainable use of these resources.