Increasing Farmers’ Resilience in the Face of Climate Disruption in Mozambique
Estela’s field of cassava was the only one of six in her community that survived the drought. Some said she was just lucky, but she and local partner Anglican Diocese of Niassa knew it was her investment of time and labor that produced an excellent outcome. Even so, the mother of five and grandmother of seven herself called her results “beyond expectation.”
This new program is providing training and support for farmers in Northern Mozambique through an integrated approach to agriculture, marketing and community engagement. The livelihoods of all local farmers are threatened by climate disruption, a lack of infrastructure due to years of civil strife, limited educational opportunities, and inadequate management of natural resources. Women farmers like Estela face even greater challenges, yet Estela has always faced them head-on.
Based on her success with the conservation agriculture techniques she learned, her enthusiasm (beautifully captured above), and the farming and leadership skills she demonstrated, Estela was elected as a Lead Farmer in her community. She periodically learns new planting techniques at the program’s demo plots, then shares what she knows with her group of 17 men and women farmers. “Together, we are challenging ourselves and making progress at implementing these new practices in our own fields,” she says.
Thanks to your generosity and support:
• Mozambican farmers can participate actively in a process of transformation in their communities
• The program’s integrated approach focuses on economic, physical and spiritual wellbeing
• Farmers practice conservation agriculture to increase resilience in the face of climate disruption
Mozambique North Program
Led by World Renew and Local Partner Anglican Diocese of Niassa