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Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:00 - Updated Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:00

Santo Antonio farm seeks double pork meat production

Luanda - The Quibala-based Santo Antonio Farm in central Cuanza Sul province, intends to increase its pig production from the current 20,000 to 40,000 tons per year, the farm’s manager, Jose Alexandre, told Angop Thursday.

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Fuba de milho da fazenda Santo Antonio (arq)

Photo: Francisco Miudo

Santo António farm in Kibala district (file)

Photo: Francisco Miudo

According to Alexandre, the  investment in this sector aims essentially to supply the national market and participate actively in the process of diversification of the economy and reduction of imports.

In addition to pig breeding, the farm also has a cattle breeding area  with a total of 1,500 heads.

From 2016 to date, the farm generated 400 new jobs, mostly for Angolans, having a cultivated area of 2,000 hectares with a feed and cassava factory.

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