SUMBE, Angola – Five hundred and six former soldiers will be integrated this year in the commune of Amboiva, in the Angolan province of Cuanza Sul, in Arabica coffee production project in an area of 560 hectares of land.
The information was released to Angop by the provincial governor of Cuanza Sul province, Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, adding that the Amboiva has a suitable climate for the production of Arabica coffee, one of the most popular in the domestic market.
He noted that there is in place, a nursery with 10 million plants to be planted in the production area.
“We have an ambitious project for the production of coffee, as Cuanza Sul was one of the major producers and Amboiva will in 2017 start producing its first fruits in the region”, said the governor.
On his turn, the minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga, praised Cuanza Sul government’s initiative to re-launch coffee production, at the time that the province plans to re-launch local production to diversify the economy.
He said his ministry will support the former militaries with working tools and other inputs so that coffee production is a culture among the peasants.