Considering the importance of the agricultural sector to contribute to improve income and job creation, the Cabinda Integrated Agricultural Development Study aims to contribute to the improving of the competitiveness of the economic fabric to raise and equalize people’s living standards of living. It also aims the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment and cultural heritage in the region.
To identify potential challenges that enable to increase rural production - considering here crops, livestock and fishing - employment and export promotion, to provide a comprehensive approach to rural development in Cabinda, the Study will cover various aspects that are associated. In particular, it will consider the infrastructures, hydro-agricultural resources, forestry management, inland fisheries, and horticulture promotion to, as a whole, identify and define effective mechanisms for sustainable development in the regional context. In this sense, the study proposes to carry out a participatory approach to involve, among others, farmers and rural institutions of farmers, cooperatives, women's groups.
It will, also, present the critical evaluation of Cabinda’s potential for implementation of agribusiness, the analysis and presentation of agricultural products marketability, providing improved marketing and its value, as well as the identification and development projects in this area to be carried out in the province.
The project is being implemented by a consortium led by COBA Portugal and which has the participation of Angola Coba and CESO. With duration of eight months, the Study is funded by the African Development Bank.
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