European Union funds Angolan food security project

15 August 2017

The European Union will contribute 65 million euros to finance the Food and Nutrition Security and Flexibility Strengthening project in Angola for five years, which is due to begin in September, under an agreement signed on Monday in Luanda.

The financing, which is part of the 11th European Development Fund in Angola, is intended to contribute to reducing hunger, poverty and vulnerability to food and nutritional insecurity in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huíla, strengthening sustainable family agriculture in the regions most affected by climate change.

The agreement was signed by the Minister for Planning and Territorial Development, Job Graça and the European Union ambassador to Angola, Tomas Ulicny, and witnessed by Agriculture Minister Marcos Nhunga and Education Minister Pinda Simão.

Minister Job Graça said at the time that this funding is based mainly on the prevention of climate changes that have most affected the southern region of the country and the EU ambassador said that the agreement signed marks a new era in cooperation between Angola and the EU. (macauhub)