Photo of the Week: Greening Mozambique

April 02, 2014

An environmentally and economically sustainable agroforestry program is catalyzing rural development in Mozambique.

Workers at a tree nursery in Mozambique’s Niassa Province tend pine seedlings destined for abandoned and degraded farmlands in the region. Once planted, these trees will help rehabilitate the soil while signaling a new future for rural communities.

Through the Agro-Forestry Village Program, TechnoServe is working to develop a plantation forestry industry in Mozambique that promotes sustainable land use, improved agricultural practices and rural economic development. The growing industry is attracting new investments and generating thousands of wage-paying jobs, both on forestry plantations and in new small businesses that are cropping up to support the sector

Adopting an integrated approach, the Agro-Forestry Village Program is also helping farmers in the targeted regions transition from subsistence to commercially-oriented agriculture. With support from the U.S. Department for Agriculture under Food for Progress, the program aims to break the cycle of poverty for 60,000 workers, farmers and their family members.

Learn more about our agroforestry work in Mozambique.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

World Food Day: Increasing Food Crops and Incomes in India

World Food Day: Increasing Food Crops and Incomes in India

The Kellogg Company and TechnoServe are helping smallholder farmers increase yields of wheat, soy, and other food crops for a more profitable and food secure future.

Women-led Farms and Producer Organizations are Recreating the Litchi Value Chain in India

Women-led Farms and Producer Organizations are Recreating the Litchi Value Chain in India

In honor of International Day of the Rural Woman, we are celebrating Geeta Devi and the women of Muzaffarpur, who trained to improve their farming businesses, increase their yields, and negotiate better contracts for a more transparent and profitable value chain.

Training to Transform the Future of Coffee in Guatemala

Training to Transform the Future of Coffee in Guatemala

In honor of Coffee Day, we are celebrating the stories of farmers like Blanca Rosa, who helped her community to overcome leaf rust and to create more profitable and sustainable coffee livelihoods.