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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:36 - Updated Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:36

Agriculture sector in Bié bets on cereals

Cuito - The agricultural sector in the central Bié Province has as a priority in the 2020/21 agricultural campaign the production of cereals, with a view to increasing supply, announced last Monday, the provincial governor, Pereira Alfredo.

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Bié: 2020/21 agricultural campaign focused on production of cereals

Photo: Leonardo Castro

Speaking at the 8th meeting of the provincial government, the official said that to achieve the objectives, the province is receiving 200 tonnes of fertilizers that will be distributed to peasants in the next days.

To this end, the government and farmers' cooperatives and associations decided to prioritize the cultivation of maize, wheat and rice, taking into account the indicators of the past harvest.

In the aggregate of 800.000 tonnes harvested, 300.000 were of maize, 1.185 of rice, 109.000 of vegetables and 184 tonnes of coffee.

The harvest was made by more than 101.000 families, assisted by the Mosap II project, under the Rural and Agricultural Promotion Programme in the province, produced on 400.000 hectares.

To facilitate the harvest, the local government has made 50 tractors available, in the framework of agricultural mechanization, which it intends to eventually sell to farmers.

At least 65 tons of rice seeds have also been distributed in all municipalities in the province.

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