São Vicente: Producer proposes tobacco plantation cooperative with farmers in Txon d’Holanda

Mindelo, Dec 23 (Inforpress) – The producer and former president of the Community Association of Ribeira de Vinha, in São Vicente, Pedro Rocha, proposed, in Mindelo, to organize the Txon d’Holanda farmers in a cooperative to plant tobacco and supply the national factory.

This idea was presented this Wednesday during the panel on agribusiness framed in the technical day on Economics, which takes place in the City Hall of São Vicente, integrated in the preparations of the 1st Forum 2035.

For Paulo Rocha this may be an alternative for farmers in this agricultural perimeter divided by 95 plots and is located five kilometers from the city center of Mindelo. This is due the farmers “have not had much results because of the way they work the parcels”.

“It would take a strong investor to set up a cooperative for tobacco production. Farmers in Txon d’ Holanda say that tobacco is one of the things that is produced all over the year in São Vicente. So instead of spending money importing tobacco to be transformed into the factory in São Vicente, all the producers in this area would join in a tobacco plantation cooperative,” explained the producer, for whom farmers would have a monthly salary and also receive dividends at the end of the year.

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