To ease your site search, article categories are at bottom of page.

March 20, 2009

Angolan tomato concentrate factory to be inaugurated in June

A tomato concentrate and pulp factory will be opened in June this year, in the town of Matala, in Huila province, said the chairman of the Association for the Development of the Irrigated Area of Matala (Sodemat) in mid-March.

In statements made to Angolan news agency Angop, Luís Salvaterra explained that the delay in the opening of the factory – initially scheduled for 11th November 2008 – was due to delays in the arrival of certain equipment in the country.

The director stated that this equipment had arrived in the country and was already being assembled, with a view to completing the installation of the factory’s facilities and areas. Therefore, according to Luís Salvaterra, the factory would only begin operating in June, following its inauguration.

The factory has a production line with a capacity for processing 6 tonnes of fresh tomatoes per hour, to obtain at least one tonne per hour of tomato concentrate. Annually it will process around 12,500 tonnes of fresh tomatoes, which gives a final production of 2,200 tonnes of tomato concentrate.

The construction of the Huíla Tomato Concentrate and Pulp Factory is the result of funding from the Angola Development Bank (BDA), in August last year, of US$10.7 million, the equivalent of 802 million kwanzas.

Macauhub

Article Categories

AGRA agribusiness agrochemicals agroforestry aid Algeria aloe vera Angola aquaculture banana barley beans beef bees Benin biodiesel biodiversity biof biofuel biosafety biotechnology Botswana Brazil Burkina Faso Burundi CAADP Cameroon capacity building cashew cassava cattle Central African Republic cereals certification CGIAR Chad China CIMMYT climate change cocoa coffee COMESA commercial farming Congo Republic conservation agriculture cotton cow pea dairy desertification development disease diversification DRCongo drought ECOWAS Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia EU EUREPGAP events/meetings expo exports fa fair trade FAO fertilizer finance fisheries floods flowers food security fruit Gabon Gambia gender issues Ghana GM crops grain green revolution groundnuts Guinea Bissau Guinea Conakry HIV/AIDS honey hoodia horticulture hydroponics ICIPE ICRAF ICRISAT IFAD IITA imports India infrastructure innovation inputs investment irrigation Ivory Coast jatropha kenaf keny Kenya khat land deals land management land reform Lesotho Liberia Libya livestock macadamia Madagascar maiz maize Malawi Mali mango marijuana markets Mauritania Mauritius mechanization millet Morocco Mozambique mushroom Namibia NEPAD Niger Nigeria organic agriculture palm oil pastoralism pea pest control pesticides pineapple plantain policy issues potato poultry processing productivity Project pyrethrum rai rain reforestation research rice rivers rubber Rwanda SADC Sao Tome and Principe seed seeds Senegal sesame Seychelles shea butter Sierra Leone sisal soil erosion soil fertility Somalia sorghum South Africa South Sudan Southern Africa spices standards subsidies Sudan sugar sugar cane sustainable farming Swaziland sweet potato Tanzania tariffs tea tef tobacco Togo tomato trade training Tunisia Uganda UNCTAD urban farming value addition value-addition vanilla vegetables water management weeds West Africa wheat World Bank WTO yam Zambia Zanzibar zero tillage Zimbabwe

  © 2007 Africa News Network design by Ourblogtemplates.com

Back to TOP