The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday that it has been providing assistance to livestock and agricultural development projects in Angola’s drought affected southern region.
Speaking to the press in Lubango, southern Angola, FAO program coordinator Nsimba Za Nkadi said more than 2,500 families in Angola’s southern Huila and Cunene provinces are being assisted under the projects developing small-scale livestock farming.
“We are working on the construction of drinking fountains and cattle feeding places on the main transhumance roads, with the introduction of elephant grass (one of the highest yielding tropical grasses) for the animal,” the official said.
The coordinator of the UN support emergency project in Angola, Adelia Branco, said that measures are being implemented in terms of health, with emphasis on nutrition, food security, water, sanitation, hygiene, among others.
The measures fall within the 6.4 million U.S. dollars fund provided by the United Nations in May to help drought victims in the southern provinces of Huila, Cunene, Namibe and Bie. Enditem