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Agriculture and Fishery

Angola is the country that possesses the biggest cultivating land surface and irrigated of Africa. Additionally it has  a great variety of climates favourable to the tropical and semitropical cultures. The agrarian sector was, unhappily, one of the most affected by the war, suffering a significant destruction from its production infrastructures and its agro-industrial equipment. The whitewashing of the agricultural sector is currently object of numerous programs of development supported by the international community. The reconstruction of infrastructures and the system of transports, as well as the de-mining of the ways of access to the agricultural zones, are essential conditions for recommencing the agricultural activity.

The main culture is the coffee, following by the sugar cane, the sisal, the maize, the oil of coconut and the peanut. Among the commercial cultures they are distinguished the cotton, the tobacco and the rubber. The production of potato, rice, cacao and banana is relatively important. The biggest flocks are the bovine, goat and the swine.

The fishery sector suffered a downfall after the independence, in 1975, but it has been recuperating thanks to current investments. The industries of conserves are being rehabilitated, new refrigerating warehouses are being constructed and the fishing fleet is being renewed. The Angolan maritime coast is extended for 1 650 km and figure enters richest in fished of the African continent, having registered captures of 600 thousand tons per year.

Industry

Another important sector is the industrial sector, which depends, to a large extent, of the international cooperation. The textil Industry, still suffering the consequences provoked by the abandonment of the culture of the cotton, tries to be re-launched but it is needed important investments.
The chemical industry produces, essentially, plastic soap, detergents, inks, glues and, more recently, bottles. The production of construction materials is important by the time by which the country tries its reconstruction. It is a sector of franc growth, which depend of investments for its recuperation. 

Energy and Waters

Some actions are being developed in this sector, such as: the project of water supply in the South-eastern Luanda; conclusion of the barrage of Kapanda in the Province of Malange; rehabilitation of the group of Matala in the Province of the Huíla; recovery of the thermal central of Biopio in the Province of Benguela, installation of a central of gas in the Province of Cabinda

Transports

In the sector of the Transports the destructions provoked by the war had almost reached the totality of the park of heavy automobile, 80% of railroad park and 20% of the park of aircraft. Most of the extension of the roads was inoperative and of the about 2800 km of railway line only 12% continues to be operating. Various efforts has been done in order to rehabilitate this sector: The Government approved various projects for the rehabilitation of roads, mainly the ones with economic importance; also a big part of the railway has been rehabilitated.

 

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