A delegation of seven Chinese agricultural experts are providing a two-week training program for Angolan technicians in central Angola’s Huambo city in efforts to help cultivate more local talents and strengthen agricultural cooperation between the two countries. The training, which started early this week, has attracted more than 20 Angolan agricultural technicians…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2018

Key Point

  • China’s Jiangzhou Agriculture has signed a student exchange agreement with the government of Huambo Province to assist Angolan students study agriculture in China.

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  • In October 2016, China signed an agreement with Angola to finance the construction of the Agricultural Technologies Demonstration Centre. The center will be built in Mazozo, Icolo e Bengo, Luanda Province. In total, the agricultural project will encompass 54 hectares and will promote animal husbandry (livestock), crop production, and food processing.
  • In July 2015, a visiting delegation from Zhejiang’s Chamber of Commerce stated they would help develop the agricultural sector of Angola’s Huambo. The Secretary General of the Huambo provincial government stated 50 ha of land would be set aside for agricultural training.
  • In May 2015, the China Investment Fund (CIF) Luanda Brewery LTD launched Bela Beer. According to the General Manager, the brewery can produce up to 100,000 MTs of beer annually.
  • In May 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos met and agreed that both countries should work together in infrastructure construction and agriculture.
  • In 2014, Angola hosted approximately 260,000 Chinese nationals (Angolan population: ~21 million)
  • In 2013, Angola produced an estimated 1,050,000 MTs of beer.
  • In 2009, according to a researcher from the Rice Research Institute of the Anhui Agricultural Academy, Lyuhan No. 1 (Green Drought) rice was introduced into Angola and has reached 10,000 hectares (as of 2017). The drought tolerant rice has also been cultivated in the Philippines, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Cameroon.

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