EU finances agro-pastoral projects in Angola

14 January 2016

The European Union (EU) will this year apply 9 million euros to two projects in Angola to support agro-pastoral communities affected by drought in the provinces of Huila, Cunene, Benguela, Namibe and Huambo, said the FAO representative for the southern region of Angola.

Matteo Tonini also told Angolan news agency Angop that the funding comes from the European Development Fund (EDF), whose total value for Angola is estimated at 210 million euros.

The representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture said that 5 million euros would be channelled into a nutritional security project in those provinces, which involves provision of agricultural inputs, food and medicine.

The remaining 4 million euros will be used for an integrated project to support pastoralist communities in these provinces, including Bié and Kuando Kubango, to increase capacity in agro-pastoral communities and management of risks related to natural disasters.

In 2014 American agency USAID applied US$1.8 million in a food security project in the provinces of Huila, Namibe and Cunene. (macauhub/AO)