LUANDA, (Xinhua) --
A delegation of seven Chinese agricultural experts are providing
a two-week training program for Angolan technicians in central
Angola’s Huambo city in efforts to help cultivate more local
talents and strengthen agricultural cooperation between the two
The training, which
started early this week, has attracted more than 20 Angolan
According to the
delegation, the training mainly focuses on crop production and
livestock breeding technologies, which cater to the local
technicians’ needs to build up their productive capabilities.
“I think the
knowledge imparted by the Chinese teachers is quite useful in
real work,” said Raguel, a 30-year-old Angolan technician with
around 10 years’ experience in agriculture.
chief of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
in Huambo, said the training offered by Chinese experts is
timely and necessary since the lack of agricultural talents has
long been an obstacle to the development of the province’s
“We are looking
forward to more technical and educational support of such kind,”
Angola, a major
oil-dominated economy in Africa, has been seeking to develop its
agricultural sector to reduce reliance on imports and create
more jobs in recent years.
president of Jiangzhou Agriculture in Angola, said the company
has signed an agreement with the Huambo provincial government to
help more Angolan students study agriculture in China.
“We are glad to see
more Angolan talents, which will definitely further contribute
to the mutual cooperation in agriculture.” Zhu said.