Incatema completes the study on the pineapple value chain in Angola

1 March, 2024

Incatema has conducted a study on the pineapple value chain in Angola, a strategic product in the development of commercial agriculture in this African country concerned about alleviating the deficit between production and domestic consumption.

According to data analysed by Incatema, the pineapple value chain for domestic consumption in Angola is well structured and functional for both commercial and family farms, with competitive remunerative prices and contribution margins for the producers.

It is unlikely, however, that there will be significant growth in pineapple exports from Angola, given the strong presence of French and North American multinationals firmly established in Europe's major consuming countries, with integrated business models that include plantations, logistics centres and contracts with the largest hypermarket/supermarket chains and the HORECA channel.

This report is part of a series of studies that the company has developed as part of the technical assistance for the promotion of the Public-Private Dialogue within the Program for the Development of Commercial Agriculture in Angola (PDCA), with funding from the World Bank and the French Development Agency.

These studies, such as the one on the rice value chain that we have already been reported here, are aimed at analysing crops whose development could be strategic in Angola, given that the country has a strong deficit in agricultural production. And the fact is that, according to data from the Central Bank, in 2022, Angola imported more than 2 billion dollars in food, representing an increase of 40% compared to 2021.

According to Mrs Adelaida Pérez Milán, Incatema's Director of Consulting, "although Angola has established food self-sufficiency as one of its national priorities, the country continues to rely heavily on imports. The deficit in agricultural production is of growing concern to the Angolan Government, as it forces the State to resort to the external market, spending significant amounts of foreign currency and thus weakening the position of its reserves".