Angola wants to be self-sufficient in food products

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T he Angolan government wants the Program to Support National Production, Export Diversification and Import Substitution (Prodesi) to be the turning point for increasing domestic production and making the country self-sufficient in food, the Minister of State for Economic and Social Development said this week in Luanda.

Manuel Nunes Júnior also said that the country has, initially, to be self-sufficient in terms of food, "we have to stop importing food products that are popularly consumed," at the opening session of the reading series on Support Measures to Increase National Production.

For example, the average value of the total cost of goods sold in the United States is between US $ 1.5 billion and US $ 1.5 billion. Such as rice, corn flour, wheat flour, sugar, oil, and palm oil had the largest share of imports of the basic basket of goods in 2016, accounting for around 60 percent of imports.

The Minister pointed out that the Government, aware that the country still has a weak production sector, approved the Action Plan under Prodesi to increase production and internal competitiveness and to ensure that action is concerted, and 54 products were selected on which national entrepreneurs should focus .

After the capital, the readings will be taken to other regions of Angola in the provinces of Benguela, Huambo, Bié, Moxico, Huíla, Uíge and Cabinda, focused on local business associations, with a view to collecting and informing them about the steps being taken to improve the business environment and competitiveness of domestic production.

Following the regional talks, in March Luanda will host the national conference on domestic production, according to a statement from the Ministry of Economy and Planning.   MDT / Macauhub

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