Commercial Agriculture Development Project, where INCATEMA is providing assistance, in Angola, continues preparing business plans for agricultural sector that have benefited 127 families so far

20 April, 2022

INCATEMA technical team has completed, by the last quarter of 2021 8 business plans to improve grains, beans and coffee farming that benefit 127 families. Among them, 47% of beneficiaries are women. Since 2018, Incatema Consulting & Engineering provides technical assistance to the Commercial Agriculture Development Project, financed by the World Bank and the French Development Agency.

Business plans to improve smallholders’ and agricultural SME farms are in implementing phase in Cuanza Norte and Malanje provinces. During the said period, we identified potential buyers that are the basis to set forth trade agreements.

Incatema carried out as well capacity building trainings for 41 farmers to improve their business skills, agricultural schedules and investors identification. As for trainings in business plans preparation and implementation, 146 farmers were trained, 25% of them were female.

At present we are carrying out preliminary contacts prior to setting up seeding areas and calculating production volumes to allow business operations with identified buyers.

All business plans include environmental and social management plans, submitted to public consultation.

Improvements of agricultural productivity in prioritised value chains for country development

This technical assistance seeks supporting producers and small processing companies for several value chains (maize, soybean, beans, eggs, poultry and coffee) prioritised in the development of commercial agriculture in Angola, as it was explained here.

In addition, this helps beneficiaries to reduce costs, increase productivity and food security, with a positive impact at commercial level.

According to Ana Romero, head of consultancy department at Incatema, “the implementation of these business plans in the Angolan agricultural sector eases an agriculture improvement and a transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture, with higher quality products, more productive and efficient when using natural resources such as soil or water”. The final goal is to achieve an increased self-sufficiency to reduce food imports, in addition to promoting job creation for women and youth in rural Angola.