Angola Country Overview
Angola is situated on the west coast of Africa and is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the north, Zambia to the east, Namibia to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It has a total area of 1,246,700 km2, just over half the size of its northern neighbour, DRC. Its climate is characterised as semi-arid in the south and along the coastal regions up to Luanda. Further north the temperatures are generally mild and dry (from May to October) and hot and rainy (from November to April). With respect to altitude, the lowest altitude is at the Atlantic Ocean level at 0 m and the highest altitude is at Morro de Moco in Huambo Province which is 2,620 m above sea level. Angola‘s population comprises 17,029,000 inhabitants with a population growth rate of 2.136% (2008) and a life expectancy of 37.92 years. Angola is potentially one of the richest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with climate conditions conducive for agro-pastoral activities throughout the year. Angola boasts of excellent hydrographical basins represented by seven major rivers and two smaller groups of rivers. Agricultural production and productivity in the country is generally low due mainly to the insignificant use of available technology.

Key Statistics
Population 17,992,000 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
Employed in Agriculture N/A
GDP (USD) 97,693,874,124 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
GDP Agriculture Share (%) 10.24 (2011) Source: SADC Statistics Unit
National Budget (USD) N/A
Agriculture Budget (%) N/A

Latest Maize Balance (MT)
Year N/A
Availability N/A
Requirement N/A
N/A

Food Insecurity Numbers
Year N/A
Consumption Period N/A
Total Vulnerable N/A
Recent Staple Crop Production (Maize)
yearproduction
20151,666,869
20141,616,972
2013892,380
2012766,020
2011590,619

Recent Livestock Population (Cattle)
yearpopulation
20103,939,405
20093,604,608
Provincial figures
Provincial Crop Production