Incatema has developed 173 agribusiness plans in Angola under the Commercial Agriculture Development Programme (CADP)

2 February, 2024

The Programme for the Development of Commercial Agriculture in Angola (CADP), to which Incatema provides technical assistance, has reached 1,640 applications from farmers as of December 2023 to participate in the program and receive technical assistance to improve their farms. Of all these applications, a total of 472 business plans have been prepared since the program began its course in 2020. Out of these, 173 have been carried out by Incatema, 147 of which have been approved and 40 have been actually executed or are currently being executed.

With regard to the Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) that accompany the projects and are an integral part of the business plans, Incatema has completed a total of 167, out of which 80 have already been approved.

CADP is an Angolan government program funded by the World Bank and the Agence Française de Développement that aims to develop and strengthen the Angolan agricultural business sector by increasing productivity and market access for qualified farmers and selected agro-industrial SMEs in the intervention areas. These beneficiaries obtain direct financial support, technical assistance, investments co-financing, partial credit guarantees or infrastructure investments supported by the project. The project and the technical assistance provided by Incatema promote productive alliances among the agents involved in the project value chains in the search for new markets and the establishment of trade relations.

During the almost four years of operation of this project, significant progress has been made in improving the production and professionalisation of Angola's agro-industrial activities and agribusinesses, as we have already reported here, with the technical assistance component provided by Incatema being one of the key components of the CADP.