12 December 2012

Angola: Agriculture Ministry Committed to Increasing Production

Luanda — The Programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for 2012/2017 period covers increasing in agricultural production with a view to ensuring the supply of raw materials for domestic industry and tackle the food security issues in the country.

This was said Wednesday in Luanda by the Secretary of State of the sector, Amaro Tati, while speaking at the launching act of the "Framework Cooperation Programme of FAO in Angola", called CPF.

He said that the FAO is a great partner of the Angolan government in the implementation of some programmes of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Among the priorities of the programme of CPF, running to 2017, emphasis goes on the strengthening of productivity and competitiveness of family agriculture in order to reduce the food insecurity and sustainable management of natural resources, aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change impacts and institutional capacity building.

In his turn, the FAO representative in Angola, Mamadu Dialó, said that the programme counts on multilateral and bilateral donors of the rural sector, such as UN, E U, African Development Bank and Spanish Cooperation.

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