EU funds second phase of livestock project in Angola

13 January 2016

The European Union this year will contribute 5 million euros to finance the second phase of the Sanga project in Angola, said Tuesday in Lubango the representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Sanga project focuses on building infrastructure to support the development of livestock farming in five provinces of Angola – Huila, Benguela, Namibe, Cunene and Huambo – the second phase being the construction of 15 municipal veterinary pharmacies.

Matteo Tonini, the FAO Representative for the southern region of Angola, added that the funding would also support bovine vaccination campaigns, recovery centres and vaccination sleeves, small water tanks for cattle and water holes in the locations covered.

The funding is intended to continue the project begun in 2008, whose first phase ended in 2014, with plans to include the municipalities of Bié and Kuando Kubango to make animal health measures sustainable.

The first phase cost more than 5 million euros and recovered 15 municipal veterinary pharmacies in those five provinces and built three vaccination sleeves. (macauhub/AO)