Angola: European Union funds pastoral communities in Angola

19 November 2008

Lubango, Angola, 19 Nov – A project to improve access to water and pasture by postoral communities in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene is due to begin this month, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

Funded by the European Union (EU) with 3.3 million euros, the Project will be launched Thursday in Lubango, Huíla province, the project’s manager, Laurence Burckel told news agency Angop.

A realização decorrerá ao longo dos próximos três anos pela “GFA Consulting Group”, em parceria com o ministério da Agricultura, e visa elaborar um sistema de gestão para o uso sustentável das pastagens e facilitar o acesso à água através da recuperação e instalação de infra-estruturas.

Burckel said that the aim of the Project was to improve the capacity of veterinary services in drawing up diagnoses within the communities and contribute to increasing the skills of cattle breeders.

The project’s execution will be managed by a commission made up of four international specialists and six Angolan specialists, including agri-pastoral technicians. (macauhub)