Story of change

ANGOLA – Story of Change

Growing hope, from new knowledge on a new crop Rice is produced in other parts of Angola, but not in the area around Bailundo, though conditions are favourable and there is much local demand. Building on the provision of technical expertise from other organisations, CDAIS is adding capacity development of another sort, of the ‘soft

ANGOLA – Story of Change

From knowing needs to sowing seeds “CDAIS is interesting for us because it is improving how we operate”, explains Francisco Venda, president of the Sementes do Planalto seed cooperative based in Bailundo. “We work with many partners, and the new skills have proved invaluable.” Since 2016, CDAIS has been working with this group, helping them

ANGOLA – Story of Change

“Of course we have problems, but we have learnt to see them as positive problems“ “When I first heard about the CDAIS project two years ago, I knew immediately that it was just what our group of farmers was looking for” explains Edgar Somacumbi. “We have land, seeds, tractors and all the equipment we want,

Contributors to the page

Romão Cabeto, focal person for monitoring, evaluation and learning, +244926927844;




Maria de Fátima do Nascimento, CDAIS Angola Country Project Manager, Angola, +244938552069




Zeferino Konda, national innovation facilitator for the seed cooperative partnership, Angola, tel +244923138034




Juliana Sacamia, national innovation facilitator for the CDAIS Angola rice partnership,, +244927326137




Madalena Teles, Agrinatura Focal Person for CDAIS Angola, +351912895328