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Land tenure in Angola has been strongly affected by 27 years of civil war that disrupted customary rights and land allocation while forcing rural communities from their land. As a consequence, agricultural production strongly declined, the country became dependent on imports and humanitarian aid to feed its population and more than half of the population (57%) moved from rural to urban areas, concentrated in informal settlements without adequate services.

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Angola,IFAD to promote sustainable agric

15 July 2021

Angola and IFAD to promote sustainable agriculture and boost food security in the face of climate change The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) today announced support for a new project to boost agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security…

Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries

16 June 2021

Main photo: Farmers at a FAO anti-desertification project in Burkina Faso, one of 11 countries targeted by the Global Environment Fund Initiative The global launch of a $104 million initiative signals an ambitious effort by a range of partners to safeguard drylands in the context of climate change,…

Food insecurity crisis accelerating in Southern Africa

28 May 2021

Writing in the Daily Maverick Citizen Tatenda Mazurura reports on the finding of the Hunger Hotspots report highlighting that in parts of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, many people are experiencing a critical hunger situation, with extreme…

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Women’s Tenure Rights and Land Reform in Angola

6 August 2021

  By Allan Cain, Development Workshop Angola * This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa Angola is a post-war country, with weak land tenure legislation and limited local government management capacity. More than 62 percent of the…