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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:57 - Updated Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:57

Angola to reduce maize imports

Lubango - Angola intends to reduce maize imports in the next decade, so as to increase internal production and encourage consumption, said this Friday in Lubango the national director of Internal Trade and Mercantile Services, Estevão Chaves.

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As is the case currently with the large-scale production of the national egg, the same can happen to corn until it reaches food self-sufficiency, said the head of the provincial auscultation meeting, within the framework of the integrated project for rural trade development.

Without advancing data, he said that the aim is to make the country an exporter of this cereal, in line with the level of domestic production.

The official also pointed out that Huíla is a strategic province in the fight against the importation of corn, due to the fact that an area with potential for production of this cereal.

The aim of the auscultation was to gather information from small farmers, to prepare a national project that helps and values ​​domestic consumption.

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