MAECI Corn and Soybean Processing Plant under construction in Equatorial Guinea

February 21st , 2011 → 7:02 pm @

February 21, 2011

 Article published by www.equatorialguineaonline.com

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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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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Entrevista con Sergio Osa Mongomo, Viceministro de Agricultura y Bosques

December 17th , 2010 → 5:04 am @

En un encuentro especial en el Ministerio de Agricultura y Bosques, Sergio Osa, Viceministro del ramo, nos informa sobre el proyecto MAECI un ambicioso plan para desarrollar la agricultura basado en la creación de nuevas fincas modelos a lo largo de todo el país, y que ya ha empezado a ponerse en marcha con la ayuda de la empresa estadounidense Management & Economics Consulting, Inc’s.

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Interview with Sergio Osa Mongomo, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry – English Translation

December 17th , 2010 → 5:03 am @

In a special meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Sergio Osa

 

 

 Deputy Minister of industry, reports on the project DFAIT an ambitious plan to develop agriculture based on the creation of new models farms throughout the country and has already begun to be implemented with the help of the U.S. company Management & Economics Consulting, Inc’s.

Equatorial Guinea is rich in arable land areas and has enormous potential for enhancing the development of agriculture production and achieving self-sufficiency to provide the country and even export of products. However, to achieve this goal it is necessary to allow a large investment to modernize and update the traditional form of agricultural labor. To this end, the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, has signed several agreements with the company Management & Economics Consulting, Inc’s (DFAIT) for the design, planning and establishment of model farms in order to achieve food self-sufficiency in Equatorial Guinea.

U.S. company dedicated to consulting management and productive economies, with extensive experience in other parts of the world, will be involved in the agricultural sector of Equatorial Guinea to contribute to its development through technology initiatives and generating employment, providing the necessary knowledge farmers.

For more information on this particular project, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Sergio Osa www.guineaecuatorialpress.com Mongomo has received in his office at the ministry in the city of Malabo, which explains the aims and claims of the Government this ambitious and innovative land development plan by farms.

- What is the “Project DFAIT” and who are the promoters of the same?

“The Project” DFAIT “is an agreement between the Government and the company DFAIT to boost agricultural development in Equatorial Guinea, with the ultimate goal of the country to get supplies of domestic and curb import demand and product. This project has been developed to meet the guidelines set by the Government in the Second Economic Conference held in 2007 and where the main lines were drawn to guide the economy in the future. Obviously, the initiative has been proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and materialized by the government of Equatorial Guinea.

- What is the point the project and who is it for?

“The project is aimed at the population and is an initiative developed to promote agriculture in Equatorial Guinea, to create large farms in which farmers can work and increase their knowledge of how to grow food in a more modern, and learn techniques production respectively. Likewise, farmers can also come to the farms to obtain the services they need, such as pumps, seeds, inputs … also be given training on the handling of machines, these will also serve as model farms to experience productive with new varieties from other countries, in order to have an endless number of products in abundance and that all stakeholders can carve in their areas, according to the distribution of farms across the country.

- Can you tell us how much will be invested in the project?

“According to the contract signed between both institutions, the government will unlock a total of 6 million euros, an amount approximately equal economic Cephas 3,930,000,000 francs. We are talking about going to work on a larger surface hectáreasdistribuidas some 2,000 across the country, with farms ranging between 25 and 50 hectáreaspara the production of different products. For the success of the project will initially deliver 50% of the approved amount, and the rest will operate under the technical fighting the project.

- What are the sectors that will benefit once the project started?

“In general, the benefit will be for the whole country but mainly will benefit agriculture and farmers, as they are large farms with large production capacity. As we all know that Equatorial Guinea will soon host major events, and would be ideal if visitors could learn and test the variety of new products we can offer the market.

Of these products will also benefit domestic markets, thus slowing the importation of the same, as the first result of the farms will supply food to the population and also to promote agriculture in the country and give more experience to farmers. ”

- When you start working on the project?

“The first part began in the last couple of months, with the clearing of forest areas to create farms. These lands are distributed in different districts, provinces and cities. The province of North Bioco is in the district of Baney, on the road leading to the peak Basile. In the southern part of the island you can find others by hound and Inasa Maule latter Riaba belonging to the district. And in the mainland, which is the largest surface area of the country, will create two properties for each province. In the first Littoral Province is located in Basile, Kogo district and the second in Boet, Bata. In the province of South Central, we are of Teg-Eté, two district and one in Añisok Niefang, the latter is on the road towards Mongomo. Finally we have some in Mongomo, Ebibeying and Mikomeseng, all farms with an area of more than fifty hectares. ”

- Do you currently collaborate on this project in other sectors?

“In this project only assist the Ministry of Agriculture and DFAIT company technicians. There are many stakeholders, which is why we are receiving and analyzing various proposals for those who want to contribute to the realization of it. Our goal now is achieving success in the early stages of the project. To this end, recently made a tour around the country to sensitize farmers to become more involved in this work and to promote agricultural production, because the only income the country can not come only from the oil sector. He is also proud to Equatorial Guinea to produce and consume their own products.

Text and Photos: Mansueto Loerie Bomohagasi

Information and Press Bureau of Equatorial Guinea (DG Base Internet)

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President Obiang Seeks Support From United Nations to Boost Agriculture Development in Equatorial Guinea

December 9th , 2010 → 5:31 pm @

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of Equatorial Guinea’s (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) efforts to boost development of the agricultural sector in the country, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met with the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jack Diuof, and the Representative of the Permanent Mission of Equatorial Guinea for this Organization, Crisantos Obama Ondo, to review cooperation relations between the two parties, at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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