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FAO representative assures that national production guarantees food for the entire territory

Angola has national production capable of guaranteeing food for the entire territory, with 80 percent of food being generated by family farming, assured the representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Angola, Gherda Barreto Cajina .


The UN official was speaking to the press after an audience she held with the Vice-President of the Republic, Esperança da Costa, this Thursday, marking the end of her five-year mission in Angola.

For Gherda Cajina, the set of policies that are being updated, namely the National Development Plan (PDN), the reinforcement of field schools and other investments, will favor national production and confirm the idea that it is family farmers who feed Angola.

"Eighty percent of food is generated by family farming and the conditions are created. It is a set of policies that are being updated to be able to guarantee the food sovereignty that the country needs and also the global challenges (...), so that the country moves forward decisively", he added.

The official also made a positive assessment of the last five years of FAO's technical action in Angola, especially in the process of accelerating the family farming plan, which resulted in the decision on the first policy for this segment in the country.

She also mentioned as pertinent the creation of a sea strategy, as well as the plan that is being consolidated for training in the field of unregulated fishing.

During its mandate, FAO developed three innovations, namely "Otchitanda", to accelerate small-scale agro-processing, "Chitaka", for the population living in areas affected by drought to obtain food faster and with greater sustainability , and the "Schools of Sea and Land of Namibe".

"With the leadership of Vvce-President and now with the Minister of Fisheries, this innovative Sea School model will expand along the country's coast with other partners and always with technical support from FAO", highlighted, in a statement, that VerAngola had access to.

Regarding the rural women's agenda, FAO followed the topic of reviewing women's access to finance, within the scope of FADA (Agrarian Development Support Fund) and other financial mechanisms to strengthen the capacity of almost 60 percent of dedicated women to agriculture.

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