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Agribusiness / Food in Angola

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Angola will produce wheat flour from 2017

    ANGOLA, 2016/01/26 Angola will start producing its own wheat flour in 2017, in Huambo province, the minister of Industry, Bernarda Martins, said in Luanda. The minister said that the next plant would have a production capacity of about 1,200 tons, of which 900 tons of flour and the remaining 200 tons of bran.
  • Angola: Vets to Destroy Over Ten Million Eggs

    ANGOLA, 2015/12/14 Eleven million eggs, imported before this year on unlawfully, will be destroyed Friday on December 11, in the Dry Port of Panguila, nothern Bengo province, by the Institute of Veterinary Services, an institution within the Ministry of Agriculture. According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture that reached Angop on Thursday in Luanda, the destruction of the eggs appears as a defense measure of public health. In August, the minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga, had announced in Lubango city, southern Huila province, the destruction of eggs imported outside the law, having inaugurated the 12th edition of the equitable Agro-livestock of Huila.
  • Angolan bioenergy company Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom)

    ANGOLA, 2014/05/11 Angolan bioenergy company Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) is due to start operating in September, at the same time as the project will be launched with estimated production of 18,000 tons of sugar and 3,000 cubic metre of ethanol per year, the company’s director for sustainability and personnel, Fernando Koch said Thursday. Koch said that the factory’s boilers were by presently operational so that in September it could start producing sugar and ethanol. The power plant, which will be fired by sugar cane bagasse, is due to start operating in June. The factory has capacity to grind 2 million tons of sugar cane per year, and so far 7,000 hectares of sugar cane have been planted on a 36,000-hectare plot.
  • The Omaheke Regional Council in eastern Namibia

    ANGOLA, 2014/02/13 Despite Namibia experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, beef and cattle producers’ prospects have improved, with a recent relaxation of cross-border trade laws with Angola. var media_image=\"/var/plain_site/storage/images/publications/food-beverage-nutrition/\"; The Omaheke Regional Council in eastern Namibia hopes to any minute at this time sign an agreement with Angola’s southern Cuando Cubango province for on-the-hoof exports of cattle, inclunding increased quantities of processed meat products. Before Namibia, concerned over the potential loss of breeding stock, restricted the cross-border live trade with its northern neighbour to an annual five chief of cattle per farmer. In response to the drought, these laws have been relaxed, said Willie Schutz, operations manager of the Meat Board of Namibia. The ministry has “responded to a real need for local farmers to find a solution to daily survival”, said Schutz.
  • Food Security in Rural Africa

    ANGOLA, 2013/06/22 Angola has announced that it will give US$10 million to the new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund, administered by the FAO, to be invested in promoting food security in Africa, the UN food and agriculture agency said in a press statement from its Rome headquarters on Friday The announcement, made by Afonso Pedro Canga, the Angolan Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, came at the official launch of the fund at a side event during the 38th FAO Conference, the Organization's highest governing body. Announcing the contribution, Canga congratulated FAO for this initiative and said that the donation was a demonstration of solidarity from Angola and the fulfilment of a commitment made by President Eduardo dos Santos during an official visit to Angola by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in January.
  • Portugal’s ASAE to train hotel inspectors from Angola

    ANGOLA, 2013/02/08 Portugal’s Food Safety and Economic Authority (ASAE) will cooperate with Angola’s Hotel and Tourism Ministry by providing hotel inspection and training under the terms of a protocol signed Thursday in Luanda. According to Angolan news agency Angop the agreement is intended to train next trainers, inclunding providing general training, institutional organisation and development and technical, skills and materials support.