The Zambezi Agency advocates the implementation of value chain development programs, from the perspective of smart climate resilience, as a way to face up to the occurrence of climate change in the Zambezi Valley region.
The statement was made today, in the city of Tete, by Alcides Nhamatate, representative of this institution (Agência do Zambezi), on the sidelines of the National Dialogue under the theme “Contributing to Resilience to Extreme Weather Events”, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development , in the context of the preparation of the World Summit on Food Systems (CINUSA), and to take place at the Headquarters of the United Nations, in September of this year.
Nhamatate present projects supported by the institution aimed at the production of food and renewable energy.
“We are supporting the implementation of the Innovations for Increasing Water Productivity and Food Security Resilient to Climate Change in Small-Scale Agriculture in the Zambezi Valley (APSAN Vale) Project which aims to increase water productivity and food security resilient to change climate in an innovative way, prioritizing the family sector ”- said Nhamatate.
The focus, according to the representative of the Zambezi Agency, is to provide producers with technical conditions for the use and management of irrigation water, improving its use and exploitation through various training and training courses.
Further on, Alcides Nhamatate also referred that the Zambezi Agency, in coordination with the Delft University of Technology and the Eduardo Mondlane University, mobilized resources from the NUFFIC for the implementation of a Project for the Development of Resources in Renewable Energies and Entrepreneurship to Electrify zones within Mozambique, with a focus on productive and social uses.
“Aim is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for rural areas, supporting higher education institutions and leading government institutions in Mozambique by providing high quality content and teaching materials in the area of sustainable energy”’ explained.
According to representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the National Dialogue brings together several key players in food systems in Mozambique, in a participatory methodology.
It proposes to address three areas, namely: food systems value chains; food and nutrition security systems conflicts, resilience and climate change.