Portugal: Angolan minister visits agricultural projects

The Angolan minister’s visit began at the Alqueva Infrastructure Development Company, which is also responsible for the management of local water resources.

In the referred company, the minister was briefed on the works developed by the firm to mitigate the effects of the drought that ravaged that region, with the construction of two dams, which made possible the development of agriculture in the locality, with potentialities for the cultivation of grapes and olive trees.

Then the Angolan delegation, accompanied by the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Luis Capoulas Santos, went to the PedrogAPound o dam and Fish elevators.

The minister visited the Ribafreixo Winery, the Vale da Rosa and the company Sovena, the last world leading company in olive oil production.

In Angola, Sovena has a long presence of several decades, with businesses of oils, olive oil and soap.

Currently the Angolan market accounts for about five percent of Sovena’s total sales.

The Angolan minister, who is in Portugal at the invitation of his counterpart Luis Capoulas Santos, participated on Friday in the 2nd Agriculture Forum Portugal/Angola, which took place under the motto “Best practices, Good Harvests”.

As part of the strengthening of cooperation, the two ministers signed an agreement on Friday in the scientific, productive and business research fields.

Source: Angola Press News Agency