The Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry on a tour of inspection of farms

 


The cultivation of fruits and vegetables
is part of the MAECI to curb
importation.

The tour, conducted in the districts and municipalities of Cogo and Ebebiyin, among others, was due to the interest in knowing the development of the activities carried out by the experts of project MAECI and the Equatorial Guinean farmers, and receive firsthand information about the needs that they may have regarding labor, work force and care of the farm to prevent people outside the project from entering in it.

Upon inspection, the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry expressed excitement about the good results of this project, and extended the invitation to the Equatorial Guinean technicians to work and harness the expertise possessed by expatriate experts, so they can continue this work to the benefit of the nation.

The Department of Agriculture and Forestry has drawn up a plan to create modern farms in the country with the cultivation of all kinds of vegetables, herbaceous plants, tubers, plantains, and other products to be supplied in different markets across the country to curb importation.

This action by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is included in the program to eradicate poverty and hunger, conceived by the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

INPAGE promotes a stock of high quality cocoa in Malabo

The National Institute of Agricultural Promotion of Equatorial Guinea offers over 300 tons of high quality cocoa for domestic and international buyers. This product is in storage at the institute in Malabo.

The National Institute of Agricultural Promotion of Equatorial Guinea (INPAGE), an entity supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, made available to any national or international buyer a lot on sale for 330 tons of high quality cocoa.

This is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the Minister of State in Charge of Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, with the constant objective of offering support to farmers throughout the country.

The promotion of this first-class stock is a priority of the Ministry so that farmers of the raw material of chocolate may be exclusively dedicated to its production.

In order to take advantage of the situation of soaring food prices now experienced in the international market, the Ministry, at the request of its Minister, has lowered the cost of cocoa so that buyers can obtain a product with excellent price and quality.

Several members of INPAGE and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry have met to jointly address, develop and provide seed prices as follows:

– Dry cocoa grade 1, at 1,010 CFA francs/kg. Grade 2, at 900 CFA francs/kg.

– Off-standard dry cocoa, at 450 CFA francs/kg.

– Sun-dried cocoa, at 600 CFA francs/kg. Semi-dry, at 500 CFA francs/kg.

– Cocoa extracts in standard box (length 48.5 cm, width 25 cm and height 35 cm) at 8,500 CFA francs.

– Cocoa pod at 25 CFA francs.

According to the State Minister, Nguema Obiang Mangue, “this offer is a first step towards the agricultural revolution that is expected in Equatorial Guinea in the near future. As you know, we have implemented several projects, among them the MAECI, whose objective is for the Government to produce a wide variety of agricultural products to supply domestic and international markets, and stop importing them to the country.”

-“With this new development we want to offer buyers a good, quality¬† product at a price they can afford, as well as have the farmers enjoy good economic benefits so that they increasingly prefer the productivity of cocoa,” he added.

Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Cocoa Sale in Support of Local Farmers

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — As part of Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry efforts to support local farmers and increase national production, Minister Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue has launched a cocoa sale in support of farmers throughout the country.

The National Institute of Agricultural Promotion of Equatorial Guinea (INPAGE), under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has made available 330 tons of cocoa at a discounted price, as an effort to encourage local farmers to increase the cocoa production.

“The cocoa subsidy is an effort to encourage cocoa buyers around the world to purchase Equatorial Guinea cocoa,” said Minister Nguema. “The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has already implemented several projects, among them the MAECI, whose objective is for the government to produce a wide variety of agricultural products to supply domestic and international markets, and rely more on national products.”

Minister Nguema wants to offer buyers a good quality product at a price they can afford, as well as provide farmers economic benefits in an effort to encourage farmers to increase the productivity of cocoa.

About Equatorial Guinea

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (La Republica de Guinea Equatorial) is the only Spanish-speaking country in Africa, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late 1990s, American companies helped discover the country’s oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply. Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa. The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union