Angola

Huíla: Shortage of rains worries Agrarian Institute

Lubango - Shortage of rains in some regions of southern Huila province might affect production in the 2014/2015 agricultural season.

This was said by the head of Department of the Agrarian Development Institute (IDA) in the region, Nguinamau Luzayawo.

The official was speaking during a meeting with the heads of municipal Agrarian Development Station (EDA), as part of the evaluation of the first phase of the ongoing agricultural season.

According to him, drought is causing damages to fields of maize, beans and other crops around Huila province, affecting mainly the regions with great potential in cattle breeding, like Quilengues, Cacula, Matala, Humpata, Chibia and Lubango.

Nguinamau Luzayawo added that the situation might improve with more rains, as the situation in November and December last year was regular.

As he stated, the months of February and March this year will be decisive for the recovery of some cultures.

The meeting tackled such matters as ploughed areas and evolution of cultures, demonstration fields, situation of sale of farming inputs and IDA’s administrative and financial situation in Huila.