Government launches food security programme

Lubango – The Ministry of Economy and Planning launched last Wednesday in Lubango City, southern Huila Province, the Programme to Strengthen Resilience, Food and Nutritional Security in Angola (FREZAN), aimed at eradicating hunger in the country.

For the achievement of the poverty eradication targets, the programme outlines a more inclusive, profitable and sustainable agriculture, with a view to improving employment opportunities in the rural areas.

On the occasion, the minister of Economy and Planning, Pedro Luis da Fonseca, deemed food and nutritional security focus on making sure the populations get enough, accessible and more nutritious food.

For the achievement of such goals, he said, it is necessary the combination of synergies.

On his turn, the European Union (EU) ambassador to Angola, Thomas Ulicny, said the institution will make available, until 2020, at least 3.5 billion euros to support the nutritional programme.

According to him, the EU financial commitment to nutrition in the year 2017 reached 790 million euros in support to the development and economic growth of Africa, adding that this is an essential part of the institution’s external policy.

Source: Angola Press News Agency