UAE invests $200 million in agrarian technological centers in Angola

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest $200 million in 18 agricultural technology centers in Angola.

The investment, to be executed in about 5 or 7 years, aims at training the staff of the Agriculture and Forestry sector and the peasants in techniques of production, processing and commercialization of agricultural goods.

The project will be implemented in the country’s 18 provinces under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Angolan Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s Institute of Agrarian Development (IDA) and the Sheiki Ahmed Office Dalmjook Al Maktoum of the UAE.

In a first phase, the centers will be set up in the provinces of Bie, Huambo, Luanda and Bengo.

All technological centers will have laboratories to analyze the soils of the different provinces in order to assess the need for nutrients, since there will be a fertilizer mix processing structure to satisfy each region.

IDA director David Tunga said each province will have a major center, while smaller centers will be set up at the level of some municipalities.

The centers’ management will be under the responsibility of the investors and after consolidation, they will be delivered to the Government of Angola for autonomous management.

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