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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.

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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.   

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