The drought affected farmers in Angola

Drought threatens Angola, which may lead to a food crisis, because at the time of production of food provided at the secondary level. In addition, the problem lies in the fact that in many agricultural areas during the war derelict.

Dry season, which usually lasts for 3 weeks in December, stretched to three months in some parts of the country in southern Africa, where most countries are observed rainfall throughout the year. While the government has promised to help farmers that are completely self-sufficient in themselves, no help is not forthcoming. Production ended in the southern and central regions of Angola, which sharply reduced revenues and increased the threat of famine.

When Angola was a Portuguese colony, in its territory grow enough food, and coffee, bananas and sisal were exported in large quantities. But during the years of bitter war, which ended 10 years ago, agricultural land in improper condition. In recent years the government has been working on increasing domestic production, because life in the country, which is heavily dependent on imports to be more expensive than in Tokyo.

In 2011, the consulting firm Maplecroft assessed Angola as one of the five countries in the world that do not have a stable supply of food, thus putting it on par with Somalia. The real cost of the state on the development of agriculture is not more than 1.2% of the national budget for the recommended 10. Drought exacerbates the situation, as it reduces the number of main cultivated crops such as beans, sweet potatoes and corn. According to the latest data, the drought affected more than 2 million farmers, whose existence depends on the rain.



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