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Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:46 - Updated Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:45

IRCEA plans to train 115,000 peasants by 2021

Luanda - At least one hundred and fifteen thousand peasants from Huíla province will be trained by 2021 in adaptation and climate change, through the project "Integrating Resilience of Climate Change into Agricultural Activities" (IRCEA).

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Peasants to get trained

Photo: Estevão Manuel

The project aims to empower rural communities to adapt to climate change, using the field school methodology.

This was announced this Wednesday during the 4th meeting of the IRCEA Project Steering Committee, which aimed at examining, in addition to other documents, activity and financial implementation reports; next year's activity and financial programs; and, as well, the state of play of the project at its intermediate stage.

The Steering Committee is composed of representatives of the Ministries of Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Welfare, Family and Women's Promotion, and representatives of the provincial governments of Bié, Huambo, Malange and Huíla, provinces of intervention of the project.

According to the national director of biodiversity, Nascimento António, the project has technical assistance from FAO and funding from the Global Environment Fund (GEF), worth US USD 6.6 million.

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