Partnerships with Portugal can leverage Angola’s agricultural sector

According to the official – who spoke to the Angolan press about the results of the second Forum on Agriculture, held in Lisbon – for Angola to be self-sufficient in the next six or eight years in products like meat, chicken, vegetables and cereals, partnerships with countries like Portugal are fundamental.

The forum – which had the participation of over 400 Angolan and Portuguese entrepreneurs – was attended by the Angolan minister of agriculture, Marcos Nhunga, and his Portuguese counterpart, Luis Capoulas Santos.

According to Fernando Teles, normally producers want to increase production, but with profitability.

“Today we have people with successful projects in Angola and this is important for the country, and these calm meetings in which people get together and eat together also enable some Portuguese entrepreneurs to have the sense or sensibility that it is important for Portugal and Angola, because the country needs know-how”, he said.

“I think that what some entrepreneurs are already doing in Angola, and those Portuguese entrepreneurs that eventually can invest in Angola, it is all very good. And also there are entrepreneurs that can have the capacity to invest in Portugal, all these are good partnerships for us to see in one place and apply in the other”, Fernando Teles emphasised.

Source: Angola Press News Agency