The voices of women and smallholder farmers in Angola's Lobito Corridor.

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Policy Brief


The development of the Benguela railway in the Lobito Development Corridor links Angola's interior with its coastal port of Luanda. This corridor has boosted the mobility of the poor, as well as professionals -teachers, nurses, and others - while also yielding other benefits. A key outcome has been the growth of intermediate trade centers' where goods, knowledge, information, and news are exchanged. The corridor's multiplier effects have not been maximised because of poor public and private-sector investments in key sectors such as agriculture and agriculture-related infrastructure -irrigation, inputs, extension services, and feeder roads. The corridor authority and operators of the railway facility need to cater for each user's needs, especially women farmers associations and women traders dealing with perishable goods, particularly vegetables.

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