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Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:12 - Updated Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:11

Sacassange peasants test rice production

Luena - The 2019/2020 agricultural campaign in the eastern province of Moxico opened on Saturday, with the rice production test, in the irrigated perimeter of Sacassange, 15 kilometers south of Luena City.

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Moxico: provincial agriculture and fisheries office

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Moxico: provincial agriculture and fisheries office director, António da Silva

Photo: kinda kyungu

In the act, the director of the provincial agriculture and fisheries office, António da Silva, said that for this experimental phase, as part of the “JIKA” project, funded by the government of Japan, five hectares of land have been prepared.

For the production of the cereal were selected three associations of peasants.

António da Silva , who is an agrarian engineer, also explained that if there are good indicators of profit and adaptability, the sector will spread rice cultivation in all municipalities of the province.

The official indicated that the verification process of rice production will be monitored and assisted by the Institute for Agrarian Development (IDA).

On the other hand, he stated that the sector had already purchased a rice huller which was awarded to a farmer in Cameia, to assist in the husking of the product to be harvested.

With a length of 16 kilometers, corresponding to one thousand and sixty acre-Sacassange irrigated perimeter can produce various agricultural products to fight hunger in the region, admitted the director of agriculture.

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