New Farm project in Oveng producing results in Equatorial Guinea

May 15th , 2011 → 9:40 am @

 

May 15th, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) new farm project in Oveng is producing results as tomato and egg plant is being harvested in Equatorial Guinea.  The farm project in Oveng is the next phase of the initial farm project initiated by MAECI.  The original project is located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  MAECI signed a contract with the government last year, to develop farming operations in 9 sections of the country.  This contract was signed by Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam PhD, President of MAECI.  See video of signing ceremony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcHWrhQx_Yk

The Oveng farm is maintained by 25 – 30 members of the surrounding villages.   Once the tomatoes and eggplant are picked and bagged or boxed, they are delivered to the local market.

As stated by MAECI Vice President Christopher J. Massaro, The farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato and eggplant per year

 

According to MAECI Vice President Christopher J. Massaro, The farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato and eggplant per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and eliminate imports from surrounding regions.

The tomato output will be sold as fresh produce, as well as being processed into canned tomato products.  MAECI will be responsible for managing the processing facility.

Oveng project is part of contract signed by MAECI President Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam PhD,

 

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.  Everything produced on the farm is either sold into the market as fresh produce or processed, and by-products are used for fertilizer or feed for animal farms.  In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process will be cut into planks for construction on buildings on the property, or sold in the market.  The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project.  The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market.  The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.

MAECI’s goal is to strike a balance between man power and technology in a developing country, importing state-of-the-art farming equipment from the United States of America, but offering significant employment opportunities the population of the communities where the farms are located.

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE.

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MAECI Corn and Soybean Processing Plant close to completion in Equatorial Guinea

May 9th , 2011 → 5:55 pm @

May 9th, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) is close to completion on their Corn and Soybean processing facility in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The plant is being constructed on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

  1. MAECI Corn & Soy Bean Processing Plant

The plant’s four grain silos are built and being tested.  These silos will hold over 4,000 tons of grain at a time.   On April 7th, MAECI will start running tests on the Silos to commission the grain handling facility.

The Mongomo farm is expected to produce 2500 tons of corn per year, and 1000 tons of soy beans. The Equatorial Guinea region will produce two harvests per year, making for an extremely efficient production facility.  The processing facility will be managed by MAECI.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program.  This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE

The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outline the vision in 2007.

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Pig Project in Equatorial Guinea expanded by MAECI

May 4th , 2011 → 12:47 pm @

May 4th, 2011

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Recently born piglets at MAECI Farm in Equatorial Guinea

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) established a pig project in Equatorial Guinea in January of this year.  The pig project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI.  Pig Project in Equatorial Guinea expanded by MAECI

The pig  project was initiated with 20 piglets, has now produced close to 100 pigs.  The pigs will be raised to full size within the first 9 months.

MAECI is in the process of building 20 New Pig Pens.  These pens are being built by local carpenters in Equatorial Guinea.

Pig Pens being built by local carpenters employed by MAECI

The pigs are expected to grow to a size of 150 – 160 kilograms.  Once they reach full size, some will be sold live in the towns of Mongomo and Bata, and some pigs will be slaughtered and frozen for purchase by the local restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.

The pig project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers. This section of the farm is currently maintained by 5 – 7 members of the surrounding villages , and should expand to 15 employees within the next few months.

MAECI is expected to expand the pig project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  The pig farm project is expected to produce 500 – 700 tons of pork products per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and bring a product into Equatorial Guinea that has been imported on a limited basis to date.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.    Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as pig waste is used for fertilizer. The pigs are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm, as well as coconut husks that are picked up from a neighboring coconut oil factory.  In addition, MAECI picks up waste from a brewery in Bata that is trucked to the farm for consumption by the pig population.

In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process used to clear the land, is cut into planks for construction of new buildings on the property to house the pigs.  The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project.  The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market.  The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE

The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outline the vision in 2007.

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MAECI training over 100 local residents at Mongomo farm in Equatorial Guinea

May 3rd , 2011 → 9:17 am @

MAECI training over 100 local residents at Mongomo farm in Equatorial Guinea

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May 3, 2011

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) continues the training process of local Equatorial Guinean residents that live near the Mongomo Farm site.  The MAECI farm operation has consistently employed 100 village residents, and at times up to 200 local villagers for the purpose of clearing the fields, planting and maintaining the crops.  MAECI has been contracted by the Government of Equatorial Guinea to produce a farming operation of 400 hectares of corn and 100 hectares of soybean, as well as employ and train the people of the country.   Once the locals are trained, they can then go out and start their own farms.  As the project continues to grow, the local areas surrounding the farms will supply the processing plant (that has just been completed) with grain and soybean that will then be processed, and sold to local markets. 

Equatorial Guinean villagers working on MAECI Farm Project

 

MAECI employee maintaining Tomato plants

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program.  This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE

The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outlined the vision in 2007.

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MAECI Equatorial Guinea Farming Project producing results and training the people of Mongomo

May 2nd , 2011 → 11:57 am @

MAECI Equatorial Guinea Farming Project producing results and training the people

May 2nd, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) in currently growing a variety of fruits and vegetables on their Mongomo Farm location, in Equatorial Guinea.  Currently, the initial test crop of  3.3 hectares, is growing vegetables which includes (Cabbages, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Tomatoes, Egg Plant, Sweet Pepper, Hot Peppers, Green Beans and Carrots).

A section of the MAECI – Equatorial Guinea Vegetable Farm site

 

The MAECI farm project is  producing results and training the people from the surrounding villages.  In the photo below, you will see the MAECI Staff harvesting and packing vegetables ready for market.   A refrigerated truck every Thursday to collect vegetables and transport to the local Market.

MAECI Staff harvesting and packing vegetables ready for market.

 

A refrigerated truck every Thursday to collect vegetables and transport to the local Market.

 

The MAECI staff are tought to propegate seedlings and plant out into the garden. They are tought how to recognise sick or deseased plants, how to apply organic weediside, recognise pests and generally how to run a vegetable garden on a comercial scale.  The MAECI – Equatorial Guinea farm project is 100% organic.  The fruits and vegetables grown on the Mongomo Farm site will be served at the upcoming African Union Summit, scheduled to be held in Equatorial Guinea in June 2011.

Local Equatorial Guinean worker applying organic weediside

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MAECI has begun expansion of Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

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MAECI has begun expansion of Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

April 26th, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has begun the expansion of their poultry project in Equatorial Guinea.  The poultry project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea. 

MAECI farm manager Albrecht Albers has stated that “ It’s essential to build the Chicken facilities as professionally as possible to keep in line with health and hygiene standards, as well utilizing local skilled people for the carpentry work to continue the training process of the people of Equatorial Guinea”

MAECI’s second chicken house is complete and ready for the new day-old chickens to be delivered, these will provide fresh chicken to the local market, once the chickens are six weeks old and weighing in at about 1.5kg, they will be delivered. These chickens have been arranged for the upcoming African Union Summit in June.  The excess chickens will be delivered to the local markets.

In the initial chicken house, the layers are now  four and a half months old and have started laying eggs,  at a rate of 450 eggs a day, these will be transported to the marked on weekly basis.

The project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers (seen in photo). This section of the farm is maintained by 7 – 8 members of the surrounding villages.  

MAECI is expected to expand the poultry project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  MAECI is in the process of expanding the project to take on more chickens for poultry and egg consumption.  The project is expected to produce 50,000 – 60,000 live and frozen chickens per year, and 60,000 – 65,000 dozen eggs per year.  These quantities will satisfy the current demand within the country with fresh product, and eliminate the need for imported poultry products.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.   Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as chicken waste are used for fertilizer. The chickens are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm. The water the chickens drink is pumped in from streams on the farm. 

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE

The Green Revolution, and it is borne out of a three-step assessment of the E.G.’s Food, Agriculture and Economic challenges and opportunities. President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo outline the vision in 2007.

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Equatorial Guinea’s Head of Women’s Affairs visits Mongomo Farm Site

April 16th , 2011 → 9:49 am @

April 16, 2011

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The head of the Woman’s Affairs Office within the Government administration of Equatorial Guinea visited the Mongomo Farm site that is managed by MAECI.   The Women’s Affairs Office is very proud to see the women of the villages surrounding the farm site, being employed by the Vegetable and Farming Projects doing so well.

 

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) manages the Mongomo Farm project.  Mongomo is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

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MAECI begins Phase II of Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

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April 15th, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) launched a poultry project in Equatorial Guinea in January of this year.  The poultry project is located on the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

The project was initiated with 1200 chicks that have been raised to full size.  25% (300) of the chickens were sold live in the towns of Mongomo and Bata.  An additional 50% (600) were slaughtered and frozen and purchased by the local restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.  The remaining 25% (300) are egg laying hens that are producing n estimated 1200 eggs per week.

 

This section of the farm is maintained by 7 – 8 members of the surrounding villages.   The local villagers are being trained to handle the chicken’s care and development.

New Day-old chickens have arrived and they are being given a medication to combat stress.

Fires have also been made to keep them warm and the enclosure has been made smaller and protection from the wind has been rigged.

Some of the chickens that are currently being raised have been brought in from Cameroon and once grown to full size, will prepared for the African Union Summit, being hosted by Equatorial Guinea in June.

MAECI is expected to expand the poultry project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  MAECI is in the process of expanding the project to take on more chickens for poultry and egg consumption.  The project is expected to produce 50,000 – 60,000 live and frozen chickens per year, and 60,000 – 65,000 dozen eggs per year.  These quantities will satisfy the current demand within the country with fresh product, and eliminate the need for imported poultry products.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.   Everything produced on the farm is sold into the market, and by-products, such as chicken waste are used for fertilizer. The chickens are fed with the lower grade (not for human consumption) grain that is grown at the farm. The water the chickens drink is pumped in from streams on the farm. 

This project is a part of the Green Revolution that has been supported and invested in by the Government of Equatorial Guinea and soon the country will reach an unprecedented level of self-sufficiency in food production, using revenue from its oil sector, because of a bold approach to revamping driven by Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE.

The poultry project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers.

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MAECI Tomato farm project hits phase II in Equatorial Guinea

April 8th , 2011 → 5:57 pm @

April 8, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) is in the process of planting Phase III of their tomato farm project located at the Mongomo Farm, located in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea.  The Mongomo Farm is the site of the countries initial farm project with MAECI, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.   MAECI planted a test crop in a 9 hectare section of the farm to determine the ability to grow tomatoes in the country.

This section of the farm is maintained by 25 – 30 members of the surrounding villages.   Once the tomatoes are picked and bagged or boxed, they are delivered to the local market.

The villagers are maintaining the vegetable sections of the farm, as well as learning the farming techniques needed to maintain a successful farming operation.

The vegetables grown on the farm will supply the upcoming African Union Summit, being hosted by Equatorial Guinea in June of this year.

MAECI is expected to begin a comprehensive tomato project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  The tomato farm is expected to produce 15-20 tons of tomato per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and eliminate imports from surrounding regions.

The tomato output will be sold as fresh produce, as well as being processed into canned tomato products.  MAECI will be responsible for managing the processing facility.

The Mongomo Farm is a 100% efficient (no waste) program, and organic farm that uses almost no chemical fertilizers.  Everything produced on the farm is either sold into the market as fresh produce or processed, and by-products are used for fertilizer or feed for animal farms.  In addition, the timber output from the deforestation process will be cut into planks for construction on buildings on the property, or sold in the market.  The timber that isn’t of a quality or size to cut into planks, will be used in the charcoal project.  The timber is burned in a kiln, and the charcoal is bagged and sold into the market.  The ash that is produced in the burning process is used as fertilizer on the farm.

MAECI’s goal is to strike a balance between man power and technology in a developing country, importing state-of-the-art farming equipment from the United States of America, but offering significant employment opportunities the population of the communities where the farms are located.

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MAECI’s Mongomo Farm Project in Equatorial Guinea producing results

April 8th , 2011 → 6:53 am @

April 8, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting (MAECI) www.maeci.org is successfully producing vegetable and fruit on the Mongomo Farm site.   MAECI is currently growing vegetables which includes (Cabbages, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Lettuce, Radish, Tomatoes, Egg Fruit, Sweet Pepper, Hot Peppers, Green Beans and Carrots) of this 3.3ha, there is 1ha that is bearing fruit. 

 

Staff harvesting and packing vegetables ready for market, the Government sends a refrigerated truck every Thursday to collect vegetables and transport to Market.

 

 

The staff (made up of villagers from the surrounding villages) is taught to propagate seedlings and plant out into the garden. They are taught how to recognize sick or diseased plants, how to apply organic weedicide, recognize pests and generally how to run a vegetable garden on a commercial scale.

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