Drought threatens maize production in Cuanza Sul

Sumbe - The drought is putting at risk the harvest of 4,600 tons of maize, for the first agricultural season, at Sete Quintas Farm, in Cela municipality, Kwanza Sul province.

This involves the planting of 900 hectares of maize.

According to the farm's manager, Cruz Francisco Paciente, who spoke to the press this Saturday, if the situation continues, only 15 percent of production can be harvested.

The source is in favour of institutional support from the government so that they do not depend on the rains and opt for production using the irrigation system from the Matumbo channel.

According to the farmer, in the 2020 agricultural year, 720 million Kwanzas were invested in an area of 120 hectares, with the harvest set at 540 tons of maize, sold preferably in Luanda.

According to the municipal director for agriculture, Elias Ferreira, farmers need to invest in alternative ways to obtain greater income.

The farm has been established for over seven years, with projects in aquaculture and cattle farming. It has 120 workers, two of whom are expatriates.

 

This involves the planting of 900 hectares of maize.

According to the farm's manager, Cruz Francisco Paciente, who spoke to the press this Saturday, if the situation continues, only 15 percent of production can be harvested.

The source is in favour of institutional support from the government so that they do not depend on the rains and opt for production using the irrigation system from the Matumbo channel.

According to the farmer, in the 2020 agricultural year, 720 million Kwanzas were invested in an area of 120 hectares, with the harvest set at 540 tons of maize, sold preferably in Luanda.

According to the municipal director for agriculture, Elias Ferreira, farmers need to invest in alternative ways to obtain greater income.

The farm has been established for over seven years, with projects in aquaculture and cattle farming. It has 120 workers, two of whom are expatriates.