WB releases USD 50 million to aid agriculture in Angola, Lesotho

The project is part of the World Bank’s financing project dubbed Agricultural Productivity Programme for Southern Africa (APPSA), which also comprise Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.

According to the document from the World Bank that reached ANGOP, the APPSA’s focus on agricultural technology considers the need to improve competitiveness and resilience of the African agriculture, through regional integration as central mechanism to achieve higher growth rates and reduce poverty.

Despite the increase of productivity recorded in Southern Africa, the average incomes of Angola and Lesotho are still lower than the regional average, so the present project is expected to help reduce this gap through additional investment by disseminating and making people adapted to technology, adds the document.

Source: Angola Press News Agency