Aldeia Nova Agricultural Cooperative Project
Aldeia Nova introduced an innovative, holistic model for cooperative farming communities, combining individual farms with centralized food processing, logistics and distribution, while stressing social development while creating new sources of income.
Aldeia Nova faced the challenge of introducing modern agricultural methods, while developing the ancillary services required to ensure steady income in return for the farmers’ efforts.
Because it came into being while Angola was still recovering from a protracted conflict, Aldeia Nova needed to implement an approach that would encourage former enemies to become good neighbors, able to live, work and cooperate with one another.
Combining small family farms with large-scale centralized services aimed at supporting the farmers in all their needs, thus creating the conditions for cooperation and success of the settlement.
SDGs we followed
Liters of milk per day turned into butter, cheese, ice cream and yoghurt
Total egg production per day
with Koby Trivizki
Koby Trivizki is former CEO of Aldeia Nova.
Aldeia Nova combines agricultural production with service provision and social development. It operates large-scale centers that support a community of 800 farmers and approximately 3,000 people living in 15 villages. When I arrived here March 2012, we had to begin almost from scratch, rehabilitating all the existing infrastructures, starting with water and electricity. Our top priority was to resume egg production as quickly as possible.
Today we’re self-sustaining, producing corn and soya for livestock feed, while also raising chickens and cows. We produce dairy products, soya oil and other food products that are sold in supermarkets across the country.
This not only minimizes our need for imports. It also provides an important source for income for the villagers and has created an additional 700 direct jobs.
All the villagers take part in its work. And we’re in touch with each and every one of them.
The most important thing for me, and the roots of Aldeia Nova’s success, is our connection with the farmers and their families, because mutual trust is the basis of everything we do here.
"Mutual trust is the basis for everything we do here."