Lobito Corridor Angola - Fruit Mapping
The main objective of this mapping is to provide the private sector and the government of both Angola and the Netherlands with the necessary information for investments in the Angolan fruit sector and the development of the Lobito corridor. These investments could potentially restore the status of Angola as an agricultural powerhouse and provide jobs for the local population.
Anyone who has travelled through the countryside of Angola, has surely been inspired and impressed by the sheer beauty of the scenery, and by the richness and fertility of nature and the potential for agriculture.
It is completely evident that there are abundant possibilities for increasing the agricultural productivity of Angola. This is of utmost importance to reduce poverty in the countryside and to increase rural employment. On a macro-economic level it is also of great significance for Angola in terms of import-substitution and export-promotion. Agricultural is an important sector in the context of the much needed diversification of the Angolan economy.
Cooperation between Angolan and Dutch partners
The Netherlands -with a surface area that is only 1/30th of Angola- is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products and has record levels of efficiency and productivity. This position, combined with the great expertise and experience in the field of transport and logistics, makes it only logical that the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Angola is highly interested in and committed to cooperating with Angolan partners in the field of agriculture and logistics.
We do feel that there is a win-win position for Angolan and Dutch entrepreneurs, as well as for both countries, in working together to further develop agricultural production and exports in Angola.
Production and market potential
This report aims to assist in increasing the productivity, quality standards and agro-logistics in Angola, particularly by assisting the development of the Angolan fruits sector & the Lobito corridor. The report provides valuable information about the production and market potential for a variety of fruits, particularly in the provinces of Benguela and Huambo. It furthermore identifies potentially interesting other crops with a high potential for export to the EU market. It also identifies possible next steps and business cases to improve and implement priority adaptation strategies.
An important quality of the fruit-mapping research that was done for this report is that it demonstrates how integrated logistical solutions have a positive influence on the economical agricultural value chain along the Lobito Corridor.
The aim of this mapping is to provide the private sector and the government of both Angola and the Netherlands with the necessary information for investments in the Angolan fruit sector and the development of the Lobito corridor. These investments could potentially restore the status of Angola as an agricultural powerhouse and provide jobs for the local population.
Development of the fruit producing sector
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Luanda believes that this report makes a valuable contribution to the further development of the fruit producing sector in Angola and we remain gladly available to all interested partners to be of further advice and assistance.
Please follow the link below in order to download the complete report.
Anne Gerard van Leeuwen - Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Angola
Jack Vera - Agricultural Counsellor for Angola, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands