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Mozambique: NGOs, partners launch agricultural projects for 15,000 people

Non-governmental organisation Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo and the United Nations Development Programme have launched agricultural projects to benefit 15,000 people to strengthen the economic recovery of the victims of cyclone Idai in the centre of the country.

“The project also promotes gender equality, social inclusion, solidarity and green growth,” with a cost of MZN 20M (€234,000), the NGO said.

The projects have the participation of the Post Cyclone Idai Reconstruction Office to implement the activities that will take place under the Mozambique Recovery Mechanism programme.

“Beneficiaries are expected to receive seeds and tools, technical assistance, installation of solar pumps, irrigation systems and wells, installation of processing units accompanied by technical training,” reads the NGO’s note.

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Half of the farmers who will benefit from the initiatives are women and there are also vulnerable groups, especially people with disabilities and chronic diseases.

Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique in March 2019, causing 604 deaths and 1.8 million people affected.

Shortly afterwards, in April, the north was affected by Cyclone Kenneth, which killed 45 people and affected another 250,000.

Source: Lusa via Club of Mozambique

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