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Drought affects over four thousand agricultural products

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Lumbala Nguimbo - About 4,700 hectares of diverse agricultural products were affected by drought in Bundas Municipality, eastern Moxico Province, in the 2015/2016 agricultural season, informed on Wednesday the municipal director for agriculture, Canhica Laston.

Speaking to ANGOP, the official said that the effects of the drought got worse last February and it is compromising about 14,500 tons of crops which are scheduled to be harvested in the 2015/2016 campaign.

He went on to say that in consequence of the drought, about three thousand families have been directly affected, being exposed risks of hunger and social vulnerability.

The agricultural sector in Bundas predicts to harvest in the present agricultural season at least 120,000 tons of crops, representing over 50 tons more than in the previous campaign.

Bundas is located 357 kilometres away from the province’s capital city (Luena). The municipality has 65,764 inhabitants.