Angola was the third largest coffee producer in the world and 85% of its population lived from agriculture. From 1975 to 2002 they suffered the longest civil war in Africa which resulted in economic collapse and high levels of extreme poverty across the country.
The Civil War has caused great insecurity at the level of land tenure, food shortages, and lack of structures to store the production of food products, especially affecting the rural areas of the country. Now the inhabitants have to resort to importing basic products, at very high costs, making them inaccessible to rural populations that find themselves in a situation of food insecurity.
We reduce the loss of their crops
Through this project, we want to tackle one of the biggest problems that farmers encounter: they lose 50% of the production of their crops due to the lack of a storage structure. Currently, Angolans do not have adequate tools to be able to conserve and store their crops, so they cannot ensure their own food or obtain a steady income.
To avoid this, we work to support and develop a low-cost and sustainable storage system for the farmer. At the same time, it must be easily transportable and locally produced. After several studies, we have designed a storage system based on recycled food drums, which after subsequent cleaning and review, can store up to 236 kg of seeds.
Through a local agent, who will be in charge of obtaining the drums and cleaning them, farmers will have access to them at a very low cost. The Angolan rural population will have an option to grow their own crops, increase their income, and achieve food security.