MAECI employs villagers for farming operation in Equatorial Guinea

March 18th , 2011 → 5:03 pm @

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March 16th, 2011

Chris Massaro, Vice President of MAECI with local workers at Mongomo Farm

 

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has started preparing for the planting season at the Mongomo Farm.  MAECI 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 will be planting 400 hectares of corn and 100 hectares of soybean in late March and April.  The construction the Corn and Soybean processing facility at the farm will be completed by May.   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 plant includes four grain silos that will hold over 4,000 tons of grain at a time.   The machines will process the corn and soybean into meal as well as oil.

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.  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.

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 preparing for planting season in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea

March 8th , 2011 → 5:46 pm @

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March 8th, 2011

Chris Massaro Vice President of MAECI

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has started preparing for the planting season at the Mongomo Farm.  MAECI will be planting 400 hectares of corn, and 100 hectares of soybean in late March and April.  The construction the Corn and Soybean processing facility at the farm will be completed by May.   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 plant includes four grain silos that will hold over 4,000 tons of grain at a time.   The machines will process the corn and soybean into meal as well as oil.

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.  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.

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 begins 2nd Farm project in Añisoc Province of Equatorial Guinea

February 22nd , 2011 → 11:26 am @

MAECI begins 2nd Farm project in Añisoc Province of Equatorial Guinea

February 22, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) began clearing of 30 hectares of forest in the province of Añisoc.   Añisoc is a town in Equatorial Guinea. It is located in Wele-Nzas Province and has a (2008 est.) population of 12.705.

This location is the 2nd agriculture project of a 9 location contract signed in 2010.  MAECI started the deforestation process in November of 2010.  Once the clearing is completed, MAECI will begin to plant a variety of vegetables and fruits.  The first planting season will take place in September. 

The Añisoc Farm will be an Organic farm and  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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MAECI Corn and Soybean Processing Plant under construction in Equatorial Guinea

February 21st , 2011 → 7:02 pm @

February 21, 2011

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Silos being constructed on Mongomo FarmBuilding being constructed to house processing equipment

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has started construction on a 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.

The plant includes four grain silos that will hold over 4,000 tons of grain at a time.   The machines will process the corn and soybean into meal as well as oil.

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.  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.

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 Sample Tomato farm project major success in Equatorial Guinea

February 18th , 2011 → 6:05 pm @

February 18th

MAECI farm employees with output from farm

MAECI Tomato pilot farm

, 2011

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Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has successfully completed the final stage of their tomato test 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.

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.

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 establishes Pig Project in Equatorial Guinea

February 16th , 2011 → 10:50 am @

MAECI establishes Pig Project in Equatorial Guinea

February 15th, 2011

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Chris Massaro, Vice President of MAECI & Christopher Fombu of MAECI 

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) established a pig project in Equatorial Guinea.  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, which is a 750 hectare Corn, and Soybean farm and processing center.

The project was initiated with 20 piglets, and is now up to 38 pigs.  The pigs will be raised to full size within the first 9 months.  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 (seen in photo). This section of the farm is maintained by 5 – 7 members of the surrounding villages. 

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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Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG of Equatorial Guinea, signed a contract with MAECI

February 10th , 2011 → 10:13 am @

February 10th, 2010

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcHWrhQx_YkPresident

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE of Equatorial Guinea, signed a contract with Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI).  The contract calls for MAECI to develop 8 Farm sites around the country.  The sites will produce a variety of agriculture products such as vegetables, fruits, poultry, pigs, and honey.

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 President visits MAECI Farm Project in Mongomo

February 10th , 2011 → 9:32 am @

February 10th, 2010

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President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture and Forests H.E. Teodoro NGUEMA OBIANG MANGUE of Equatorial Guinea, visted the Mongomo Farm Project managed by Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI). 

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 Sample Cabbage & Lettuce farm project launched in Equatorial Guinea

February 9th , 2011 → 1:54 pm @

MAECI Sample Cabbage & Lettuce farm project launched in Equatorial Guinea

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February 9, 2011

Management and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) has successfully launched a sample cabbage & lettuce 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 8 hectare section of the farm to determine the ability to grow cabbage and lettuce in the country.

This section of the farm is maintained by 17 – 20 members of the surrounding villages.   Once the cabbage and lettuce is picked and bagged or boxed, they are delivered to the local market.

MAECI is expected to begin a comprehensive cabbage and lettuce project in multiple locations in the country including the provinces of Cogo, Mboete, Niefang, Anisoc, Tegete, Oveng, Moyos, Basile and Riaba.  The cabbage and lettuce farm is expected to produce 8-10 tons of cabbage and lettuce per year, which will satisfy the current demand within the country, and eliminate imports from surrounding regions.

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 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.

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 launches Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

February 3rd , 2011 → 6:49 pm @

MAECI launches Poultry Project in Equatorial Guinea

February 2, 2011

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www.equatorialguineaonline.comManagement and Economic Consulting, Inc. (MAECI) launched a poultry project in Equatorial Guinea.  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 centerThe project was initiated with 1200 chicks that have been raised to full size.  25% (300) of the chickens will be sold live in the towns of Mongomo and Bata.  An additional 50% (600) will be slaughtered and frozen for purchase by the local restaurants, hotels and supermarkets.  The remaining 25% (300) are egg laying hens that are estimated to produce 1200 eggs per week.

The poultry project is supervised by Christopher Fombu of MAECI, and managed by MAECI Agriculture Manager Albrecht Albers (seen in photo)

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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