Angola’s population is growing at an annual rate of about 3.27%, with food consumption and prices on the rise. In its drive to achieve nutritional self-sufficiency, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries gave top priority to producing basic crops that are staples in the local diet. In 2016, the ministry designated approximately 10,000 hectares for the Samba Lucala project, including 2,000 hectares of grain, corn and soybeans for human and animal
consumption, with 1,300 hectares irrigated by central pivots and the rest by dry farming.
The project includes state-of-the-art machinery and a logistics center with all the facilities required to assist the farmers. It features silos equipped with dryers, warehouses, water supply and energy systems. Agricultiva also provides comprehensive training for local personnel.