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Ondjiva - The southern Cunene province has recorded moderate rain on Sunday night after 12 months of extreme drought in the region, therefore reviving the hope of more than 800,000 people and nearly one million cattle affected by the drought.
Lack of raifall in the region has disrupted the 2018/2019 agricultural season, making the local inhabitants to fail to harvest in 205,000 hectares of the 99,000 fields.
Ondjiva - At least twelve million Euros were made available for implementation of social projects in the provinces of Cunene, Huíla and Namibe, as part of the implementation of the Program for Strengthening Resilience, Food Security and Nutrition in Angola (FREZAN).
FREZAN is a program launched in October 2018, funded by the European Union, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Luanda - The United Nations has made available USD 465 million for the implementation of projects designed to mitigate the effects of the drought hitting the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene.
The announcement was made last Wednesday by the UN resident co-ordinator in Angola, Pier Paolo Balladelli, in the end of a meeting with the National Assembly (parliament) Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.
According to the diplomat, the project, dubbed “Resilience Framework”, is to be implemented in a period of four years.
Lubango - European Union spent Euros 12 million on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) programmes to assist more than 800,000 vulnerable families in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene, as part of Resilience, Food and Nutrition Security in Angola (FRESAN).
FRESAN studies conducted in 2017 points to 1.1 million people as being affected by drought as a result of climate change, in those province.
The figure is accounted for 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99% in Namibe and 97 % in Cunene.
Ondjiva - The President of Angola, João Lourenço, delivered on Saturday, two water tanker trucks of 20,000 liters each, hay for the cattle and essential goods for the drought-hit population of Ombala Yo Mungo commune, Ombadja municipality, in southern Cunene province.
The delivery was part of the president’s two-day assessment visit to that region of Angola that has been hugely affected by the drought, where 59,331 locals and over 100,000 heads of cattle out of the overall 340 owned by the municipality, are suffering the devastating effects of the lack of food and water.
Speaking to Angop after three-day visit to Bié province, the official said that the Executive has outlined several projects for the coming months. The objective is essentially to tackle the negative effects of the drought affecting populations of southern Angola, in particular in the province of Cunene.
Lubango - The United Nations Population and Development Fund (UNDP) has available US $ 465 million for drought-resilient projects in the provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene in favor of 1.1 million people of the country’s southern region.
This was announced Friday to the press in Lubango by UNDP Angola director, Henrik Fredborg Larsen, who is on a working visit to Huíla adding that the project to be implemented until 2030, has made available this year 22% of the total value.
Luanda - At least 230,000 Angolan families will receive agricultural and livestock production and recovery projects in the coming years, under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA), worth USD50 million.
The amount spent on these projects, launched on Thursday, could reach USD 90 million, said Friday in Luanda the FIDA chairperson Gilbert Houngbo.
Houngbo confirmed this to the press at the end of an audience granted by the Vice President of Republic, Bornito de Sousa.
This is contained in a press release reached Angop on Tuesday, on the World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification, celebrated on Saturday and which referred to Cunene province.
According to the source, the southern Cunene province has been hit hardest by the Drought, affecting the social and economic condition of citizens, as well as the environment balance.
It has to do with the Land Rehabilitation and Pasture Management project in the agro-pastoral production systems of small producers in south-west region of Angola (RETESA).
Caimbambo - The food stock of the peasant families in Caimbambo, coastal Benguela province, is dwindling due to irregular rainfall during the Agricultural season 2016/017.
The concern was expressed by the head of the municipal section of Agriculture and Livestock of Caimbambo, Cornélio Canandu.
He put at 90 percent of cereal production as having been affected by drought, causing significant losses that affect peasant food security in the region.
Canandu added that the ten percent of corn and bean production was achieved thanks to the irrigation system.
Moçamdes - The Government of southwestern Namibe province will adopt measures to mitigate the effects of the drought and famine next year in the region.
This was announced over the weekend by the provincial governor, Rui Falcão, who explained that to this end, the Government will rehabilitate wells and boreholes to help the population to develop agriculture and livestock.
Saurimo - Angolan Families, returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, received on Sunday, miscellaneous goods from the National Diamond Company (Endiama), as part of celebrations of the 14th anniversary of peace and national reconciliation.
Among the delivered goods, it includes rice, cooking oil, salt, beans, soft drinks, dried fish, maize flour, soap, juice and materials for the practice of agriculture, among others.
Ondjiva - At least 344,4 people are affected by drought and famine in the municipality of Cuanhama, southern Cunene province, as a result of scarce rains in the region of late.
The information was released Thursday in the locality of Okapanda by the local administrator, Goncalves Namweya.
The official was speaking on the fringes of the meeting between local people, administrators and chiefs from the localities of Ondjiva, Môngua, Nehone, Oshimolo and Evale.
This was said on Thursday by the head of department of the sector, Moisés Capenda da Rosa, in the framework of a visit of the multisectorial technical committee to support people hit by the drought phenomenon.
In addition to the construction of two dams in the locality of Nondjelo (Gambos) and Nombombo (Chibia), intended for water retention, the government is also sensitizing peasant associations with so as to encourage the production and strengthen food diet of humans and the pasture for livestock.
Cabinda - The five teams of farmers in the municipality of Buco-Zau, northern Cabinda province, benefited Wednesday from kits of agricultural imputes delivered by Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Angola, Gordon Crik.
Gordon Crik is in Cabinda for a visit aimed at evaluation the projects financed by the EU in the municipality of Buco-Zau.
Kuito - At least twelve peasants associations, comprising 500 people of central Bié province, benefited in the current agricultural campaign, from various agricultural inputs, aiming to contribute to increased agricultural production.
The information was released Monday in Cuito city to ANGOP by the provincial delegate of the Red Cross of Angola, Ângelo Sassongo when speaking of agricultural projects that his institution is implementing in partnership with its counterpart of Spain and the World Bank.
Ondjiva - Reinforcement of food and drinking water supply to the populations is among the measures to mitigate the effect of the drought on affected families in southern Cunene province
This was said Tuesday in Ondjiva by Cunene governor, António Didalelwa.
The official was speaking at the opening of the celebrations of the 45th anniversary Cunene province, July 10.
Lumbala Nguimbo - About 4,700 hectares of diverse agricultural products were affected by drought in Bundas Municipality, eastern Moxico Province, in the 2015/2016 agricultural season, informed on Wednesday the municipal director for agriculture, Canhica Laston.
Speaking to ANGOP, the official said that the effects of the drought got worse last February and it is compromising about 14,500 tons of crops which are scheduled to be harvested in the 2015/2016 campaign.
Ondjiva - About 460,000 may experience the consequences of drought hitting the southern province of Cunen over the last months, said the provincial governor António Didalelwa.
The governor announced this while speaking to Angop on the sidelines of the closing ceremony of the first extraordinary meeting of the local government.
António Didalewa said that the figure follows a preliminary data of a survey conducted in the six municipalities of the province, which, according to him, may also affect about one million head of cattle.
Cubal - At least 25, 350 hectares of various products were destroyed due to the lack of rains in 2014/2015 agricultural season, in Cubal, southern Benguela province.
The president of the National Association of Angolan Peasants - Unaca, Teodora Manuel Dias, said so Friday to Angop.
Teodora Dias said that the lack of rain, for more than 50 days, has affected the potentially agricultural areas of the municipalities of Yambala and Capupa.