Something fishy is happening in São Tome and Príncipe, which aims to be a leading food producer

Author:
AfDB
Publisher:
African Development Bank
Publication Date:
30 April 2020
Tags:
Africa, Agribusiness, Education, Industry and Infrastructure, Investment

The Central African islands of São Tomé and Príncipe could become a leading fisheries producer in Africa.The Bank-funded Infrastructure Rehabilitation for Food Security Support Project (PRIASA) has led to upgraded infrastructure and local training in modern agricultural techniques. In addition to new roads, irrigation networks and markets, the project entails techniques on quality improvement, conservation, processing and marketing. These activities will be accompanied by capacity building to develop the domestic expertise that is crucial to managing these innovations. Phase II, launched in 2015, is expected to continue until 2021 and support an estimated 200,000 people in the country of 212,000.

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