ALEGRIA DO AMBRIZ
An agricultural development and economic empowerment project bearing fruits and vegetables.
Alegria do Ambriz is a project conceived as a way of diversifying the local economy and limiting dependence on the Oil & Gas cycle.
Developed in collaboration with the Municipality of Ambriz, a small town in the northern part of Angola where a Saipem fabrication yard is located, the project aims to strengthen agriculture so that it contributes to the income of the households of small-scale farmers. Since its official launch in 2015, the project has focused on increasing agricultural productivity by reinforcing farmers’ skills and knowledge, reintroducing agricultural technologies and supporting and strengthening agricultural extension services.
In 2017 an agricultural cooperative, self-managed by the beneficiaries, was set up to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the project.
Beneficiary families (around 150 people): 25
On the occasion of the 2017 IPLOCA (International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association) Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Saipem was named a runner-up in recognition of the Alegria do Ambriz project.