France plans to support family farming in Angola

29 October 2018

The government of France is expected to provide 200 million euros from 2019 to support several family farming projects in seven provinces of Angola, the French ambassador to Angola said on Saturday in Ndalatando.

Sylvain Itté, speaking on a visit to the province of Kwanza Norte, explained that the funds will be made available by the French Development Agency and woul focus on financing family farming projects and promoting agro-industry.

The ambassador, quoted by Angolan state news agency Angop, said that a mission of French technicians is due to arrive in Angola next week to assess the criteria for implementing the project and identify the regions to be considered.

To increase cooperation, he said, the French Minister of Agriculture also has a visit scheduled to Angola in November, in order to reach agreement with the Angolan government as part of the framework of the adoption of bilateral cooperation strategies in the agricultural sector.

Along with agriculture, France also cooperates with Angola in the areas of vocational training, higher education and agri-food, and has active partnerships in the private sector.

During his visit to Kwanza Norte, the ambassador visited some local projects funded by his government, especially the local Eiffel network school, where he learned about its operation and held a meeting with students and school officials. (macauhub)