FAO supports food-farming chain development in Angola
FAO, Economy and Planning Ministry, National Institute for Support to Small- and Middle-Sized Enterprises representatives and academics took part in the videoconference.
As they highlighted, the project responds to the Support Production, Diversification of Exports and Substitution of Imports Program (PRODESI), one of the main tools to switch Angola´s domestic economy structure.
For six months, participants will discuss different issues such as public-private alliances to boost agricultural value chain investments, inclusion of small producers in agribusiness models, financing for family farming as well as short-cycle marketing.
According to Bárbara Hladka, FAO specialist, one of the main limitations of agricultural activity in Africa is small producers´ lack of organization that limits access to knowledge, investment and financing.