The project will help to organize an early warning system for farmers to assist them in coping with drought.
What is the project doing?
Drought is one of the major calamities that is influencing the lives of many rural Mozambican year by year. Recently the droughts have become more persistent, say the farmers. That is why it is important that farmers and rural dwellers are able to cope with drought. This is the main goals of the project. The project is also aiming at developing countrywide drought preparedness and mitigation policies to support those who earn their living in most droughts hit areas of the country.
Natural disasters have a significant impact on people and the economy in Mozambique. It is estimated that as much as 25 percent of the population faces a high mortality risk from such events, and the country ranks as the second most geographically exposed country in Africa.
The implementation of this project will contribute to enhancing food security and the capacity to adapt to climate change in agricultural and pastoral systems in Gaza province that is the most drought prone province.
Who are involved?
The implementing partner is the Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Matters (MICOA), also the provincial, district and community authorities.
The project is still in its early stage but the following results were gained in 2010:
5 years; 2009 - 2013
four communities in Guijá District in Gaza Province, replication of good practises to the whole province
Project code: 57849
Budget and Expenditure 2010:
Budget: USD 677,000
Expenditure: USD 140,501
Mr. Samora Vuma
Project Manager - UNDP/MICOA
Cell: +258 82 4252490
Ms. Anselmina Liphola
Tel: +258 21 492 403
Related web articles:
11 February 2010 - New water cisterns are fed with rainwater in drought-prone communities of Guijá
11 August 2010 - Resisting drought with new crops and water harvesting