ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage
Luanda

Max:

Min:

Home » News » Economy

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:06 - Updated Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:06

Scarcity of rains compromises harvest in Soyo

Soyo - The agriculture sector in Soyo Municipality, northern Zaire Province, has reduced the harvest prediction for the present agricultural campaign from 2,500 tons to 833 tons, due to the scarcity of rainfall recorded in the months of October and November last year.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send

Correct

To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

Zaire: peasants confident about good harvest

Photo: Agostinho Kilemba

According to head of the municipal agriculture sector, Pedro dos Santos, on a brief interview to ANGOP, due to the lack of rains many products – such as peanuts, maize, sweet potatoes and pumpkins - ended up getting destroyed in this region.   

Despite the problems verified in the initial stage of the 2017/2018 Agricultural Campaign, the peasants in this region continue to show commitment to their activity and confidence in a good harvest, considering that there has been normal rainfall since last January.   

He seized the occasion to appeal to the governmental authorities and other institutions to support the peasants with transportation means and tractors, aimed at facilitating the collection of the eventual harvest and its distribution to the towns and commercial establishments.   

Read also
  • 05/03/2018 19:13:53

    Over 4000 liters of Gasoline seized

    Mbanza Kongo - At least 4.165 liters of gasoline, which were smuggled into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been seized in the past three days by Angola's border guards in northern Zaire province.

  • 05/03/2018 19:02:05

    Angola needs five million tons of maize

    Cuito - At least Five million tons of corn is the amount the country needs to reduce the grain deficit in Angola, said the Agriculture and Forestry Minister Marcos Nhunga.

  • 05/03/2018 11:14:01

    Minister satisfied with level of agricultural production

    Cuito - The minister of Agriculture and Forests, Marcos Alexandre Nhunga, last Sunday in Chinguar Municipality, central Bié Province, manifested his satisfaction at the level of the local agricultural production and the engagement of peasants in the present cultivation campaign.