Fátima Jardim highlights incentive to agricultural production

  • Incentive to agricultural production reiterated
Rome – Angola's permanent representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Maria de Fátima Jardim, said on Tuesday that Angola has prioritized the rural environment to encourage agricultural production and reduce food imports.

 

According to Fátima Jardim, who was speaking at the 42nd FAO Conference, taking place in Rome from 14 to 18 June, the priorities for supporting agricultural transformation in rural areas are included in the 2021-2022 Agricultural Programme and in the 2025 National Agenda.

 

Fátima Jardim  said that  the two programmes are “essential” to avoid obstacles to the productive growth of agriculture and fisheries and also aim at better organization of rural areas and their interdependence with cities. 

 

To her, the government is also supporting associations and cooperatives, in particular family farming, creating conditions for the increase of agricultural production and, at the same time, carrying out training actions for women and young people in field schools. 

 

According to Fátima Jardim, “the great hope for transformation, modernization and agricultural development lies with the young rural population, who are motivated to embark on entrepreneurship and agribusiness”. 

 

Fatima Jardim said that the government has expanded the experience of integrated agro-geological l centers in all provinces, to support families through processes and norms appropriate to the dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030, with the objective of fighting hunger and poverty. 

 

“The government supports family farming, farmers associations and cooperatives and works to improve the flow of products. We also give credit to agro-industrial programmes to increase production and supply. We consider agro-ecology, the use of simple biotechnologies, the management of soil, water and new renewable energies, and the decentralization of Adaptation to Agriculture Programmes as elements that contribute to improving families' income and productivity,” said Fátima Jardim. 

 

According to Fátima Jardim, experiments are being developed with integrated agro-geological centers to support thousands of families. “They must be adapted to the integrated dimension of sustainable development to fight poverty, hunger and improve nutrition, guaranteeing higher levels of community education and the standard of living of our populations. We need to adapt our capabilities, as we are impacting thousands of women, youth and children”, she reinforced. 

 

The 42nd FAO Conference, taking place in virtual format,  among other points  is analyzing the “World Situation of Food and Agriculture”, legal and constitutional issues of the Organization, the appointment of members to its committees and the admission of other Observers in the Organization. 

 

 

According to Fátima Jardim, who was speaking at the 42nd FAO Conference, taking place in Rome from 14 to 18 June, the priorities for supporting agricultural transformation in rural areas are included in the 2021-2022 Agricultural Programme and in the 2025 National Agenda.

 

Fátima Jardim  said that  the two programmes are “essential” to avoid obstacles to the productive growth of agriculture and fisheries and also aim at better organization of rural areas and their interdependence with cities. 

 

To her, the government is also supporting associations and cooperatives, in particular family farming, creating conditions for the increase of agricultural production and, at the same time, carrying out training actions for women and young people in field schools. 

 

According to Fátima Jardim, “the great hope for transformation, modernization and agricultural development lies with the young rural population, who are motivated to embark on entrepreneurship and agribusiness”. 

 

Fatima Jardim said that the government has expanded the experience of integrated agro-geological l centers in all provinces, to support families through processes and norms appropriate to the dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals until 2030, with the objective of fighting hunger and poverty. 

 

“The government supports family farming, farmers associations and cooperatives and works to improve the flow of products. We also give credit to agro-industrial programmes to increase production and supply. We consider agro-ecology, the use of simple biotechnologies, the management of soil, water and new renewable energies, and the decentralization of Adaptation to Agriculture Programmes as elements that contribute to improving families' income and productivity,” said Fátima Jardim. 

 

According to Fátima Jardim, experiments are being developed with integrated agro-geological centers to support thousands of families. “They must be adapted to the integrated dimension of sustainable development to fight poverty, hunger and improve nutrition, guaranteeing higher levels of community education and the standard of living of our populations. We need to adapt our capabilities, as we are impacting thousands of women, youth and children”, she reinforced. 

 

The 42nd FAO Conference, taking place in virtual format,  among other points  is analyzing the “World Situation of Food and Agriculture”, legal and constitutional issues of the Organization, the appointment of members to its committees and the admission of other Observers in the Organization.