Incatema awarded a new Technical Assistance contract in Angola under the Commercial Agriculture Development Project

15 March, 2022

Incatema Consulting & Engineering has been awarded a new contract for Technical Assistance in Angola under the Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) funded by the World Bank and the French Development Agency.

This Project, which Incatema has been working on non-stop since 2017, aims to improve agricultural productivity and market access for agricultural operations in two corridors: on the one part, Cuanza Norte and Malanje and, on the other, Cuanza Sul.

Beneficiaries are both the farmers and processing SMEs of 6 value chains: corn, soy, beans, coffee, eggs, and poultry.

The newly awarded contract is for two years and its objective is to Foster Dialogue and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in the provinces of Cuanza Norte, Cuanza Sul and Malanje.

Public-private partnerships can contribute to sustainable and inclusive agricultural development

Public-private partnerships in the agrifood sector have the potential to help modernise the sector and provide numerous benefits, which can contribute to sustainable and inclusive agricultural development.

“In a context in which States, and especially Ministries of Agriculture, possess scant resources, the development of innovative alliances is being increasingly promoted to bring together actors from the private sector, government and civil society as a mechanism for improving productivity and driving growth in the farming and food sectors worldwide”, points out Ana Romero, Director of Consulting Projects at Incatema Consulting & Engineering.

“For this type of partnership to be effective, it is key to promote the development of solid regulatory and institutional frameworks, a fair system of land ownership and governance, the establishment of adequate budget processes, and an equitable distribution of the risks. Moreover, to be successful, agribusiness partnerships must align the different visions and interests of their partners and reach a consensus, particularly regarding the public sector’s priorities and objectives in promoting public-private partnerships. Public partners and those who are responsible for formulating policies need to clearly understand the needs and difficulties facing the actors forming part of the chain”, adds Romero.

Partnerships to be discussed at sector round tables

These partnerships will be worked out with the creation of Sector Round Tables, one per value chain, with the participation of the main actors: companies, farmers, central and provincial public institutions, and sector associations.

This collaboration and these dialogues will strengthen the value chain; improve standards and regulations in addition to relations between the actors; reinforce the positioning of producers, and facilitate their access to markets and other inputs.