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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:13 - Updated Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:13

FAO creates over 200 countryside schools

Cuito - At least 226 countryside schools were created in 2017, in the province of Bié, by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for the training of peasants.

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Bié: Figueiredo Lourenço - FAO Coordinator

Photo: AURÉLIO SEGUNDA MOURINHO

Field schools are essentially comprised of peasants assigned to the "MOSAP II" project with the intention of increasing production levels, the provincial coordinator of the Fao in Bié, Figueiredo Lourenço, told Angop when assessing the activities carried out by the institution in 2017.

At present, the project benefits peasants from 29 communes in the municipalities of Chinguar, Andulo, Camacupa and Catabola, Cuito, Chitembo and Nharea, with the exception of Cuemba and Cunhinga.

MOSAP II supports peasants with agricultural inputs, animal traction cattle, seeders, seeds, plows and fertilizers.

In Bié, the National Union of Angolan Peasants' Confederations and Associations (UNACA) has registered 335 peasant associations and 55 cooperatives.

With a population estimated at 1.4 inhabitants, the population of the province of Bié is dedicated to the cultivation of maize, beans, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cassava, fruits and vegetables.

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