16 October 2012

Angola: Ambassador to Poland Confident About Country's Agriculture Development

Warsaw — The Angolan ambassador to Poland, Domingos Culolo, expressed in Warsaw confident about the success of the new programmes established in the country for the development of agriculture.

Speaking Monday at the Second Conference of the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa "AWEP," Domingos Culolo stressed that the success of such programmes aim to feed, properly the Angolan population.

The diplomat called for the involvement of governments and international institutions for reflection on drought, natural disasters and armed conflicts, because they are factors that aggravate the food crisis, especially in countries emerging from long armed conflict, such as Angola.

To him, these crises are vectors of destruction that result in severe malnutrition in many parts of the country.

The diplomat also focused his speech on the review of the strategy of this organization for the prevention of crisis and food security.

The development in Africa, in order to counter the food crisis, to reduce poverty and promote health in the continent through improved maternal and child health was a major theme of the work of Parliamentarians held at the Parliamentary Building in Warsaw.

The President of AWEPA, Miet Smet, also spoke at the conference, highlighting the fact that the international economic crisis has put agriculture and food security at the center of national and regional development policies and programs, so there is a little optimistic future.

Miet Smet said that member states should establish mechanisms to increase the availability of food based on smallholder farmers.

The Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa has over twenty years of history in supporting parliamentary democracy in African countries. Their actions are carried out for development of human resources with parliamentarians and other elected representatives and institutional capacity of parliaments and decentralized authorities. AWEPA is headquartered in Maputo, Mozambique.

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