The World Bank approved $89.4 million in credit to assist governments of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia in establishing Regional Centers of Leadership for staple grains, and other projects to boost food and farm productivity. http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2013/03/14/world-bank-support-boosting-food-production-malawi-mozambique-zambia?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonu6rBce%2FhmjTEU5z17%2BwtX6CygYkz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMScpnN6%2BNFAAgAZVnyRQFHuWDeZg%3D
A recently published article summarizes key efforts to address food security by the Rome-based UN agencies, highlighting FAO’s assistance to countries such as Mozambique in preventing postharvest losses of cereal grains. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/katy-wilson/food-security_b_2836586.html
Mozambique is creating a system for mercantile exchange, focusing on agriculture trading. The system will hopefully overcome the current unorganized sales of surplus agriculture over the border. Additionally, access to a systemized market will help counteract the high PHL and lack of financing for agricultural marketing within the African country. http://allafrica.com/stories/201209060133.html
The European Commission is funding a project in Mozambique, giving 1.3 million euros to provide access to quality seeds, increase seed production, and reduce PHL. Mozambique farmers’ greatest obstacle is the lack of money to survive between harvests. An estimated 38,000 families will be affected by the project, which has set up 150 rural workers’ […]
The African Development Bank approved $258 million US in loans and grants to Burkina Faso, Mozambique, and Niger. These grants focus on the creation of a sound business environment, development of policies, land tenure security, new infrastructure, and other issues.