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IFAD guarantees USD 200 million for Agriculture and Fisheries

Luanda, ANGOLA, December 6 - The chairperson of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, said Thursday that Angola received a funding of 200 million dollars for the fisheries and agriculture sectors.,

This fact was ensured in Luanda at the end of an audience granted by the President of the Republic, João Lourenço.

However, IFAD intends to contribute to the implementation of the Government's program to combat poverty and the development of rural areas through Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock.

Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo is in Angola to evaluate the degree of implementation of the sector-financed programs of the fund.

The organization that was created on November 30, 1977 develops projects in the country valued at 250 million dollars.

Among the projects, the support for the Development of Family Agriculture (SAMAP) is underway in the provinces of Cuanza Sul and Huíla, with a financing of US $ 38.8 million, benefiting 60,000 family farmers.

Of this amount, US $ 28.8 million is financed by the IFAD, US $ 8.2 million by the Angolan Government and US $ 1.1 million in beneficiary participation.