In Mozambique, about the 80% of the population depends on agriculture as a primary source of livelihood. The 95% of the GDP comes from the work of small farmers, though they only exploit a little part of arable lands, using primitive methods, that make the production poor and not diversified.
Furthermore, they follow a model of itinerant agriculture – carried out with techniques (burning, plowing) that degrade the environment and release carbon in the air – that does not leave any space at the manufacture of products and, thus, at any other perspective of export and profit.
This already unstable balance has been definitively troubled by climate shocks in the last 3 years, making the poverty rate rising to 55%.
With Agri-SMART project – in a partnership with local and international actors and with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – we will intervene on each one of these elements, to enhance food security in the 4 districts of Derre, Lugela, Namarrai and Gilé and, more specifically, develop sustainable agri-food sectors.
For the next 3 years, we will work with local communities to ensure a productive agriculture and, at the same time, build the adequate infrastructures to transform and commercialize the products.
Moreover, thanks to the enhancement of some productive sectors as fish farming and apiculture, we will encourage a sustainable and diversified rural development.
Agri-SMART is realized by COSV together with CELIM, the action group to mitigate climate change CarbonSink, the social cooperative Eliante, Urbino and Milan Universities, PIME and DPTADERZ Mozambique.
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