Brazil supports micro and small companies from Portuguese-speaking Africa

8 October 2009

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8 Oct – Micro and small companies from Portuguese-speaking African countries are to be supported as part of a technical cooperation agreement with Brazil, a Sebrae official said Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.

The international advisor of the Brazilian Service to Support Micro and Small Companies (Sebrae), José Marcelo de Miranda, said that cooperation with Mozambique had been in place since 2008 in the areas of handicrafts and family farming and added that in Cape Verde’s case activities would begin this year.

Noting that international missions were organised based on requests from the Portuguese-speaking countries, Marcelo de Miranda said that in Angola’s case prospecting work was underway with young businesspeople and entrepreneurial women in order to draw up a working plan.

Guinea Bissau will be the fourth Portuguese-speaking African country to benefit from technical cooperation, with activities scheduled to start at the beginning of 2010.

The technical cooperation is based on activities already carried out by Sebrae and which will now be applied in Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly those in Africa. (macauhub)