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Cotton Production Programme to Harvest 100.000 Tons Annually

May 28, 2014

The cotton production re-launching programme, which relies on 1.500 family farmers, eyes to achieve a harvest of 100.000 tons of cotton per year.

This was said to Angop on Tuesday in Luanda by the National Director of Agriculture and Livestock, Adelino Rodrigues, addressing the topic on "The private sector on huge agricultural projects".

He stated that cotton production re-launching programme is being developed in an area of 70.000 hectares of land, under the National Development Plan for 2013-2017 period.

"The Angolan government has developed a broader rehabilitation programme of the textile industry of the country to ensure and create independence as regards the imports of fabrics and manufactured products", he said.

He also said that currently the provinces of Kwanza Sul and Malanje are already producing cotton in quantities not yet quantified, while in other areas certain organisational actions are in progress.

According to him, to ensure the full functioning of textiles industries, it is important to invest in the production of domestic raw materials, with emphasis on cotton cultivation.

The country has two factories, one in the municipality of Cazenga (Textangue dois) and another in Benguela.

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Source: AllAfrica

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