Incatema trains Angolan producers as part of the World Bank-funded CADP (Commercial Agriculture Development Project)

29 December, 2021

Throughout December, Incatema Consulting & Engineering has conducted several technical training courses for agricultural producers, managers, and workers who have received Project funding to implement business plans that improve their operations.

These training actions, which have taken place in the areas of Cuanza Norte and Malanje (Angola), aim to support these SMEs in their preparation and implementation of business plans as correctly and adequately as possible. They all form part of the Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) funded by the World Bank in Angola for which Incatema was an awardee in 2020, as previously reported here.

This technical assistance programme is intended to support priority agricultural producers and SMEs in the development of commercial agriculture in Angola, by helping them to reduce costs and increase productivity. To do this, the training courses offered by Incatema’s technicians have pursued improving cultivation techniques, principally related to the sowing of beans, to which effect they have covered topics such as seed selection, definition of areas and parcels, soil preparation, fertilization, and recording of the information in relation to the entire process, among others.

“This type of training offers a great opportunity to promote Angola’s agricultural development and agricultural production to achieve three main goals: improve food safety of the local population by guaranteeing their access to quality produce; foster the creation of decent employment in the rural environment; and contribute to the country’s trade balance, by reducing food imports”, notes Ana Romero, Director of Consulting at Incatema Consulting & Engineering.