Over 12 million Euros spent on coffee products

Luanda -Angola imported from 2016 to 2018 coffee products worth 12,8 million Euros while have exported coffee estimated at 3,2 million Euros registering a deficit of 9,6 million Euros in the commercial balance.

The dates presented on the study “Analyze of the value chain for the development”, financed by the Food, nutrition and rural development Unit of the European Union cooperation board presented last Wednesday states that 90% of the coffee production in Angola is dome by family producers (23,345 families).

According to the consultant of Agrinatura – group of European Universities and research centers, Bernardo Piazzardi highlighted that most of the farmers from 24,785 produces a hectare on average.

In the study was not possible to identify any organization that operates in normal terms as the GDP of the agricultural sector represented in 13%.

In the session, the Angolan State Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock, José Carlos Bettencourt said that with the presentation of results the Government should make available greater support and technical assistance to small farmers so that they can produce coffee with higher quality.

Source: Angola Press News Agency