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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:24 - Updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:07

Moxico: 2016 Agricultural campaign yields one million tons

Luena - At least one million tons of rice, tomatoes, peanuts, beans, pumpkins and other agriculture products were harvested during the 2016/2017 agricultural campaign in the eastern Moxico province.

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Moxico: 2016 agricultural campaign

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Moxico-António da Silva, provincial Director of Agriculture, Rural development and fisheries

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More than 6,000 hectares of land are prepared in mechanised way and 200,000 others prepared manually for 2017/2018 agricultural year,  said António da Silva, the provincial director of agriculture and rural development.

He said that the region intends to surpass the figures of the previous campaign, but he would not disclose the production of the previous campaign.

António da Silva also spoke of the intention to increase the rice production, with preparation of more than 1,600 hectares.

On the other hand, the agricultural sector of the province foresees to assist 62, 467 families, against 50,000 of the previous year.

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