Angola launches commercial agriculture development project

5 December 2018

Angola’s Commercial Agriculture Development Project (PDAC), an initiative supported by the World Bank and the French Development Agency, has been launched in Luanda, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

The PDAC will be implemented in two phases, the first in areas with agricultural potential in the provinces of Malanje, Kwanza Norte and Kwanza Sul, while the second phase will cover the provinces of Huambo, Bié, Uíge, Bengo, Benguela, Luanda and Huíla.

The project, the statement added, has a value chain approach, comparative advantages and economies of scale, and the value chains of corn, beans, soybeans, coffee and poultry/eggs were initially selected.

The PDAC, which will run for six years, aims to achieve the development objective through three components, namely promoting and supporting the development of agribusiness, infrastructures for production and promotion, institutional strengthening and improvement of the business environment.

With more than 35 million hectares available, the agricultural sector has prepared more than 5 million hectares nationwide for the business and family sector for the 2018/2019 agricultural year to produce grains, tubers, fruit, vegetables and oilseeds, with a view to reducing imports. (macauhub)