FAO invests US$10 million in Angolan agricultural projects

3 August 2010

Kuito, Angola, 3 Aug – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided US$10 million over the last three years for Angola’s food safety programme across 18 provinces.

The FAO representative in Angola, Mamoudou Diallo said that the organisation planned to invest a further US$3 million in the same provinces in the 2010-2011 period.

According to Diallo, the funding was applied to programmes to create frameworks, follow up agricultural policy, breed small, medium and large-sized animals, and other programme that aim to support the Angolan government to implement projects aimed at combating poverty.

In order to carry out the programmes in Angola, the FAO has the support of its partners, such as Spain and the European Union. (macauhub)