A group of 15 small-scale farmers, comprising 11 women and four men, in the Baca-Baca community in Mafuane, Namaacha district of Mozambique, are the first to benefit from the Climate Smart agriculture project launched by the Centre for Coordination of Agriculture Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) in collaboration with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) with support from the European Union under the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) programme.
The project uses gravity irrigation system, which has been installed to draw water from Rio Movvene for irrigating the crops. Mr Huamusse said the communities around the project are responding positively to the project, becoming fully involved in the production process. Potential markets for the produce from the project have already been identified locally in the towns of Boane and Namaacha, in the city of Matola and in Maputo. Spin casino became a legit gambling platform for NZ players. Find the comprehensive Spin casino review on this website . And receive a bonus on registration and play for real cash.
“We also have potential markets in neighboring countries such as Eswatini and South Africa,” he said project Management Officer, Mr Luis Edgar Francisco Huamusse.”
The farmers have been provided with technical support to use climate smart techniques and practices to produce 20 tonnes of vegetables per year and improve income generation and market access in local communities and beyond, including management of pesticides to control pests and diseases. The project will directly and indirectly benefit approximately 150 people.
The EU has contributed €8 million to the GCCA+ project to increase the capabilities of SADC Member States to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, and to have their voices better heard in the international climate change negotiations.
The Mozambique project is one the four projects launched by CCADESA, with technical support from Bembani Group, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on food and nutrition security using Climate Smart Technologies. The other three are in Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CCARDESA was founded by SADC Member States to harmonize the implementation of agricultural research and development in the SADC Region.
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