Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) established a pig project in Equatorial Guinea in 2010. The pig project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea. The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.
The project was initiated with 20 piglets, and is now up to over 300 pigs. The pigs will be raised to full size within the first 9 months, and some of the pigs have grown to over 500lbs. Once they reach full size, some will be sold live in the towns of Mongomo and Bata, and some pigs will be slaughtered and frozen for purchase by the local restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.
The project is now expanding, and a new facility is being constructed on the Mongomo farm location. The new facility will raise over 4000 pigs at full capacity, and plans for a processing plant are underway. The pig project is managed by MAECI, and most of the employees of the farm are members of the surrounding villages.
The pig farm project is expected to produce over 700 tons of pork products per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and bring a product into Equatorial Guinea that has been imported on a limited basis to date.
The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers. Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as pig waste is used for fertilizer. The pigs are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm, as well as coconut husks that are picked up from a neighboring coconut oil factory. In addition, MAECI picks up waste from a brewery in Bata that is trucked to the farm for consumption by the pig population.
In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process used to clear the land, is cut into planks for construction of new buildings on the property to house the pigs. The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project. The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market. The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.
This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE
The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outlined the vision in 2007.