The Cokengo agro-industry project is located in the Huambo province of Angola. Huambo is considered as the hub for agriculture development (as it was used to be during the Portuguese occupation). The farm, Cokengo, is 3500 hectares in extent and is located near major tar roads to Huambo and the capital, Luanda. It has a high and steady rainfall of 1200 mm per annum and lends it also to irrigation. With irrigation one lowers the risk of drought (as it does occur once in while during mid summer), increases the yield and makes two crops per year possible.
Cokengo Farm lends itself to agriculture under dry land as well as irrigation. Two separate farming operations will be accommodated, namely maize/soy/wheat/potato production and a dairy farm with 2000 cows in production. At the same time all these products will be processed at factories housed on an industrial park to be developed on the farm. These factories will consist of silo’s, a mill and an extruder for the maize, soy and wheat; sorting and cooling faculties for potato production; and an UHT plant for the processing of long life milk and other dairy products. The basic aim is to add value to our products as far as possible.