• ADPP Angola is celebrating 30 years of active involvement in development work with communities throughout the country

  • ADPP Angola operates 60 projects in 17 provinces in education, community health, agriculture and integrated community development

  • ADPP runs 15 teacher training schools with the Ministry of Education and has graduated 12,694 primary school teachers since 1998

  • ADPP has 1000 employees, 4000 volunteers and 1000 students in teaching practice in 92 municipalities, reaching 700,000 people annually

World Food Day: Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.

 World Food Day on 16 October 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). Under the theme “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together,” activities across the globe will promote awareness about hunger and the importance of healthy eating.

Increased food production is not a goal in itself. The world already produces sufficient to feed everyone, yet millions are starving or suffering from malnourishment while food waste is increasing, the environment is becoming degraded, natural resources are being depleted and climate change is exacerbated.

ADPP Angola contributes to the daily fight to improve food security in a sustainable way, to improve nutrition and to increase resilience in the face of climatic shocks. Farmers’ Clubs and Farmer Field Schools provide smallholders with instruction and assistance in modern, environmentally friendly farming techniques and water-saving irrigation systems. The introduction of horticulture and encouragement to produce greater diversity of foodstuffs helps improve nutrition, while overall increased production results in locally available healthy and affordable food for the wider community.

In connection with World Food Day 2020, which is a springboard for the future, FAO is calling for exceptional measures at an exceptional moment, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts food production and the food chain. Innovative solutions, digitalisation, modern technology and e-commerce are mentioned. Reflecting on how easily a medical virus can bring the world to a halt, and how digital technology in rural Angola is as remote as the communities themselves, ADPP Angola is concentrating on simple means to help build resilience among smallholders. In the Cuvelai Basin, for example, ADPP in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and the Environment, extension workers and Community Action Groups are receiving support in adaptating to climate change, while radio programmes in local languages are reaching disperse populations with key messages.

Listen to some of the radio programmes in local languages here:
Nhaneca_Humbe: (https://soundcloud.com/adpp-angola/sets/programa-sobre-covid-19)
or Oshiwambo https://soundcloud.com/adpp-angola/sets/oshiwambo

Throughout the year and across the country, we continue to work with the government, FAO and communities to grow, nourish and sustain, together.

ADPP Angola, Rua João de Barros 28, Luanda CP 345. Phone: +244 912 31 08 60  Mail: adpp@adpp-angola.org