Six Vietnamese expatriates launched the Team Africa initiative, choosing the village of Sanzala in the northern part of Angola to contribute to the local agriculture they consider underutilized.
Local farmers typically cultivate corn only during the rainy season and cease activities during the dry season. With the lengthening periods of drought, stocks decrease, sometimes depleting entirely.
After establishing a farm in the village, these “new” farmers from Vietnam decided to introduce their Vietnamese practices and crops. They assisted the local population in improving their living conditions by providing solar lighting, constructing a school, drilling wells, and building drainage channels.
The Team Africa group introduced the cultivation of cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, and sweet potatoes, as well as duck farming, which proved more productive than goat farming. The produced goods are sold in the local market.
Source: Le Courrier du Vietnam