Seven communities participating in the Community Conservation Agriculture Project, supported by MRM, produced 83.7% more in 2019/2020 than they had in the previous season.
The associations produced a total of 1,260,556 kg of various products, including maize, cowpeas, groundnuts and sesame.
The production of these crops benefited from the monitoring and supply of agricultural tools such as quality seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, watering cans, sprayers, diesel pumps for irrigation, as well as personal protection equipment.
To complement the production cycle, the associations also received horticultural kits, with seeds for onions, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, carrots, aubergines and kale.
Whilst vegetable production is only halfway through implementation, by the end of August 2020, the associations had already raised a total of MZN 126,767.00 from sales.
The project has been highly successful within the communities, resulting in increased household income, greater crop diversification, as well as improved food security and nutritional awareness.
Covering approximately 761.76 hectares, the project features support centres to disseminate agricultural techniques, share knowledge and distribute insecticides, fertilization and pest control for both production cycles to the seven communities within the project.