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Monday, 30 November 2015

Angola grants 7,000 hectares of land to Cabo Verde

The government of Angola granted a plot of 7,000 hectares in Kwanza Sul province to Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) for agricultural development, said Thursday the Cape Verdean ambassador to Angola, Francisco Veiga. The ambassador, at the end of a courtesy visit to the governor of Kwanza Sul, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, said the government would now consider what to produce on the land but said that maize production from improved seeds was one of the priority crops. “The Ministries of Rural Development and Finance and Planning are already examining this file, so that the government can decide what will be produced in those 7,000 hectares,” said the ambassador quoted by Angolan news agency Angop. Veiga and the governor of Kwanza Sul reviewed the cooperation project between the two countries, particularly a twinning agreement between the cities of Praia and Sumbe, where a rural village will be established to set up Cape Verdean families that will work in agriculture and livestock. Cabo Verde is already producing food abroad, specifically in Paraguay, where the government, in partnership with agricultural engineer Adriano Bettencourt Pinto, in 1996 bought a plot of 10,000 hectares, which mainly produces rice, corn, wheat and soy.

Source: macauhub