Coffee Institute to prepare 10,000 hectares of land for cultivation

Sumbe – The National Coffee Institute (INCA) set as its goal to prepare 10,000 new hectares of land for the cultivation of coffee in several provinces of the country during the period 2018/2022.

ANGOP learnt that according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest coffee development subprogramme the project is expected to cost 27.8 million kwanzas.

In order for this goal to be achieved, the sector will carry out several actions such as the institutional reinforcement, technical assistance and the rehabilitation of 12,600 hectares of land in traditional zones of the country.

The project forecasts 14,000 tons of coffee output until 2027, with expected progressive increases in the following years.

Angola records an annual coffee production of 7,000 tons, which is far beyond recovering the former 240,000 tons recorded in 1972.

The coffee subprogramme is due to be implemented in the provinces of Cuanza Norte, Cabinda, Uige, Bengo Cuanza Sul, Benguela, Huila, Huambo, Bie and Malanje.

Source: Angola Press News Agency