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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:50 - Updated Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:29

Angola registers low timber production

Luena - Timber production in the current forest campaign (2017/2018) fell sharply at 87 percent compared to last year's campaign, according to the director of the Studies, Planning and Statistics Office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Altemiro Diogo.

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Cuanza Norte: wood in logs seized at the CFL station of Zenza do Itombe

Photo: Estevão Manuel

According to the official who was presenting the balance of the activities of the Agricultural Year 2017/2018, under the 1st Advisory Council of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which is taking place from Thursday in Luena, the production of raw material was far from reaching the 251, 643 cubic meters, predicted under the National Development Plan, reaching only 22,012 cubic meters, corresponding to nine percent, against more than 86,000 cubic meters of the previous year.

At the time, the director explained that the short period of exploitation was the basis of the drop in production.

As regards cereals, the country recorded production of 2,250 million tons of maize during the 2017/2018 agricultural year, increasing by 16 percent compared to the previous season, sown in an area of 2.408 hectares.

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