African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Agriculture as a tool for development in Angola

Jose de Assuncao Sambo Tomas
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 March 2011
  •  Published: 18 December 2013


After a long period of war in Angola, agriculture can contribute significantly to achieving higher sustainable economic growth and greater rural development in all 18 provinces. The Minister of Agriculture in Angola manages Ministry of Agriculture and Development Rural (MADR) including the Forest Sector, which is designated as the Institute of Development Forest (IDF). The most important is the recuperation of infrastructure, trade liberalization and other economic policy reforms to promote agriculture and increased rural welfare in Angola. It should be given more dynamics based on regional economic cooperation, or regional convergence. The increase in agricultural trade in Angola through open economy by the region, with appreciable-too-large infrastructure, agricultural sectors and with revealed international and regional–inter-regional comparative advantage in the agricultural production and yields, agricultural land,  agricultural inputs, dairy products, cereal grains, and agricultural raw materials is the most appropriate avenue for improving agricultural growth and its contribution to rural development.

Key words: Revealed comparative advantage, convergence, agriculture, rural development.