Currency: Kwanza

Timezone: UTC+1

Major Cities: Luanda

Angola is a Southern African country sharing its borders with the South Atlantic Ocean and four countries namely the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Namibia, and Zambia. The country has a semi-arid climate and a terrain consisting of coastal plains and plateaus in the interior. It has a population of approximately 33 million people. The major ethnic groups in the country are the Ovimbundu, Kimbundu and Bakongo, which respectively account for 37 per cent, 25 per cent and 13 per cent of the country’s population. Portuguese is the official language of the country, spoken alongside the indigenous local languages.

The country operates a presidential republic system of government, administratively divided into 18 provinces, including Luanda the capital of the country. Agriculture and oil are the main economic drivers. The agricultural sector employs 85 per cent of the labor force, while the oil sector accounts for 50 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, 70 per cent of general government revenue and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. Other sources of foreign exchange earnings for the economy include the exports of diamonds, coffee, fish, timber, and cotton. Corruption in the extractive sector and high rates of poverty are significant challenges.

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Plano de Desenvolvimento de Médio Prazo do Sector Agrário (PDMPSA) 2013-2017 (Mid-Term Development Plan for the Agricultural Sector (PDMPSA) 2013-2017)

Angola, Ministry of Agriculture

This Mid-Term Development Plan for the Agricultural Sector (PDMPSA) 2013-2017 is primarily aimed at achieving food security and boosting the national agro-industry, combating hunger and poverty, through the development of family agriculture, cooperatives, and public-private...

Angola 2013 Agriculture and Rural Development

Estratégia Nacional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional e o seu Plano de Acções (Resolution No. 130/09 approving the National Strategy on Food and Nutrition Security (2010-2025)

Angola, Ministry of Agriculture

This National Strategy on Food and Nutrition Security is aimed at increasing and diversifying agricultural, livestock, and fisheries production in a sustainable way in order to improve food access for the population and its living...

Angola 2009 Agriculture and Rural Development

Estratégia de combate à pobreza (Strategy for Combating Poverty)

Angola, Ministry of Agriculture

This strategy addresses agricultural sector production systems in an integrated and balanced way across the related sub-sectors or disciplines, promoting increased agricultural production in a socially equitable manner through agricultural production intensification strategies.

Angola 2005 Agriculture and Rural Development

Regulations No. 43/03 of 4 July 2003 on HIV/AIDS, Employment, and Professional Training - Decreto nº 43/03 por el cual se aprueba el Reglamento sobre el HIV/SIDA, empleo y formación professional, unofficial English translation

Angola, Ministry of Labour

This regulation establishes compulsory rules for employers, employment professionals, and training institutes regarding the mechanisms for the protection of HIV positive citizens and those affected by HIV/AIDS in the workplace and professional training, as well...

Angola 2004 Labour