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Smallholder Agriculture Development and Commercialization Project in Cuanza Sul & Huila Provinces

The Republic of Angola is sub-Saharan Africa’s second largest oil producer. Between 2014 and 2016, oil prices declined by over 72 per cent, resulting in adverse changes to Angola's economy, which have prompted the government to accelerate efforts to diversify the economy. Agriculture is considered to become the main  sector that will be driving the country's economic diversification. Although the agriculture sector currently contributes only 5.5 per cent to GDP, it is rich with resources, and 44 per cent of the employed population works in the sector.

In order to scale up support to smallholder farmers and build on the work of a previous project, the government partnered with IFAD and World Bank to create the SADCP-C&H-(SAMAP). The project is designed to address two critical constraints to agricultural development in Angola: firstly, it will increase institutional capacity, both nationally and in the project areas. Secondly, it will upgrade smallholder agricultural production and improve market linkages. It will tackle critical bottlenecks in the agricultural supply and value chains, including extension, irrigation, productivity enhancement, conservation agriculture and climate change adaptation, post-harvest management and value addition.

SADCP-C&H-SAMAP will be implemented in the Cuanza Sul and Huila Provinces and aims to reach at least 235,000 farm families across 5 provinces. Women will comprise at least 50 per cent of the participants, and youth 30 per cent. The core target group consists of 60,000 rural households, including 50,000 farmers who will benefit through farmers’ field schools (FFS) and 10,000 who will benefit from participation in FFS combined with investment support. About 1,000 farmers will also benefit from irrigation development.

President's report

Proposed loan to the Republic of Angola for the Smallholder Agriculture Development and Commercialization Project in Cuanza Sul and Huila Provinces
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Status: Ongoing

Country

Angola

Approval Date

10 April 2017

Duration

2017 - 2024

Sector

Rural Development

Total Project Cost

US$ 38.1 million

IFAD Financing

US$ 28.8 million

Co-financiers (Domestic)

Beneficiaries US$ 1.1 million

National Government US$ 8.2 million

Financing terms

Ordinary

Project ID

2000001142

Project Contact

Robson Mutandi


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