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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:04 - Updated Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:04

Ethiopia: Angola has arable land to boost agriculture

Addis Ababa - Angola has arable lands and good climate to develop the agricultural sector, said last Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union (AU) commissioner for economy and rural agriculture, the Angolan Josefa Sacko.

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Angolan national Josefa Sacko, African Union (AU) commissioner for economy and rural agriculture

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The AU commissioner spoke to the press about the plans and programmes for the year 2019 under the responsibilities of the area she leads at the African Union Commission.

“We need to have a clear policy in the area of production and research so that we can leverage agricultural production”, said Josefa Sacko, to further admit that Angola still gets little profit from the agricultural sector, despite its vast amount of arable lands.

In regard to the African continent, Josefa Sacko said that 80 per cent of foodstuff production comes from family agriculture.

She reminded that without production it is difficult to feed the population and leverage the industrial sector.

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