Masfamu, UNFAO sign women economic empowerment agreement

  • Protocolo de cooperação assinado pelo MASFAMU e a FAO
Luanda - A cooperation protocol aimed at strengthening the economic, productive and agribusiness empowerment of women in rural and peri-urban areas was signed Monday by the Ministry of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion (MASFAMU) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO).

The signatories of the agreement were the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Faustina Alves, and the FAO representative in Angola, Gherda Barreto.

The protocol, which has a budget of US$150,000, will initially be implemented in Luanda, targeting existing women's cooperatives and associations, and will be branched out, with additional operational funds, to four provinces; Cunene, Cuanza Sul, Huila and Huambo.

Led by Masfamu, it has the support of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), which will deal with access to public and private financial mechanisms for beneficiaries, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MINAGRIP), with responsibility for supporting the identification of women's associations and cooperatives.      

The agreement also aims to strengthen the economic inclusion of agribusiness led by women, by increasing their skills in agribusiness, the organisation of cooperatives, access to productive resources and credit financing.

The signatories of the agreement were the Minister of Social Action, Family and Women Promotion, Faustina Alves, and the FAO representative in Angola, Gherda Barreto.

The protocol, which has a budget of US$150,000, will initially be implemented in Luanda, targeting existing women's cooperatives and associations, and will be branched out, with additional operational funds, to four provinces; Cunene, Cuanza Sul, Huila and Huambo.

Led by Masfamu, it has the support of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), which will deal with access to public and private financial mechanisms for beneficiaries, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MINAGRIP), with responsibility for supporting the identification of women's associations and cooperatives.      

The agreement also aims to strengthen the economic inclusion of agribusiness led by women, by increasing their skills in agribusiness, the organisation of cooperatives, access to productive resources and credit financing.