About seventy million US dollars is the financial amount that the World Bank has invested in the provinces of Bié, Huambo, and Malanje, with the implementation of the Family Agriculture and Commercialisation Project MOSAP II, from 2018 to date.
The information was released today, in the municipality of Catabola, Bié province, by the World Bank’s regional director-general for Africa, Jean Christophe.
The official acknowledged that the project brought great changes in the way of doing agriculture in these three regions of Angola, with the implementation of field schools, a methodology for teaching new cultivation techniques.
Likewise, Christophe said that the funds provided by the World Bank had been well used by the Angolan authorities, an excellent indicator of this sustainable agricultural development programme.
Cristophe also said that the funds made available by the World Bank were well used by the Angolan authorities, an excellent indicator of this sustainable agricultural development programme.
The MOSAP II project replaces MOSAP I, created with a view to improving food security and reducing poverty in rural areas.
As a result, the production of cassava, sweet potatoes, corn, and vegetables was improved, in addition to the construction of irrigation systems to counter the effects of drought.
The project allowed for the creation of 3,972 field schools in the provinces of Bié, Huambo, and Malanje, which are contributing to the increase of agricultural produce harvest by the peasants.