Expanding Food Security for Rural Communities in Mozambique
Stand Out Results:
Project: MEFSI - Manica Expanded Food Security Initiative Mozambique
Budget: $4.6 Million (plus cost-extension funds)
The Problem: Food insecurity is high in rural Mozambique, especially during post-harvest dry periods, which can last up to four months. The high levels of poverty, chronic malnutrition, and low agricultural productivity worsen the situation and render the population vulnerable to environmental shocks and illnesses. Additionally, the limited rural infrastructure and poor road networks are further constraints to cultivating and marketing cash crops.
Long-Term Goal of Project: Increase food security and nutritional status of rural households.
- Increase production and marketing of food and cash crops through provision of supporting services.
- Improve nutrition and related health practices through training and support of community-based activities.
Direct Beneficiaries: 22,181 households residing in the four central districts of Manica Province: Sussundenga, Manica, Gondola and Barue.