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Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya

> What drives us to perform the project

Drive

Food insecurity in the region can be reduced through improving agriculture and generate stable sources of food supply.

> What objectives do we want to achieve

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries

1030

poor small family farms farming families.

Opportunity

Opportunity

Soya

seeds and soya grain.

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

50% growth

in the production and productivity of soya.

Social Impact

Social Impact

Improvement in food security and in small farmers's income.

Achievment in Place

Achievment in Place

Improvement in the storage system of all cooperatives.

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Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya

Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya

Soya is one of the most nutritionally complete foods. For this reason, it has become a highly important crop in rural areas of the…
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Increase the income of small farmers by introducing soya
Agriculture and food security in Angola

Soya is one of the most nutritionally complete foods. For this reason, it has become a highly important crop in rural areas of the provinces of Huambo and Bié, Angola, caracterized by high levels of food insecurity.

At CODESPA we are working to improve soya production, distribution and marketing in six farming cooperatives with over one thousand members. This project aims to improve food security and to increase small farmer’s income.

For this purpose, we have installed demonstrative field schools, offering training to small farmers to improve soya production. We have also launched a soya seed multiplication programme, based on the creation of micro-enterprises allowing the expansion and distribution of quality seeds among the different communities.

On the other hand, we support the development and access to grain storage facilities by the cooperatives. Thanks to the improved production and distribution, cooperatives have greater soya selling capacity and we can perform activities that assist the farmers achieving fair prices when selling their crops.

Thanks to the project 1,200 small family farms will achieve food security producing, selling and consuming soya. Increased income deriving from better production will also allow wider nutrition diversitication and better living conditions.