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President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Mozambique launches IFAD-supported project to boost aquaculture

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 giugno 2021

Rome. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, launched a new project to reduce poverty and increase production and incomes through aquaculture for more than 88,000 rural small-scale fish farmers. The launch took place in Chitima, Tete Province. Supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the PRODAPE project will play a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the country and improve nutrition and food security.Mozambique is home to a wide variety of fish, which can be farmed and thus help to address the country’s nutritional challenges, as well as providing exports for regional markets. However, aquaculture development in the country has been challenging due to the lack of access to inputs such as fish feed, seeds and financial services.Funding includes an $8.6 million loan and $34.4 million grant from IFAD. In addition, the Government of Mozambique is providing $3.1 million, with a further $2.9 million contributed by beneficiaries themselves.The new project aims to develop a cheap protein source for improved diets, and to create jobs and income-generating opportunities for rural people in 23 districts in seven provinces. The project will also reduce the participants’ vulnerability to climate change through sustainable practices and draw lessons from the cyclone Idai and Kenneth disasters of 2019.The project will promote a range of sustainable fish production technologies such as earthen ponds, use of solar and wind-generated energy along the cold chain, fishponds integrated with livestock and crops, and cage culture in large inland water and modern aquaponics systems. It will establish and consolidate local commercial input supply networks for fish feed and fingerlings at competitive and affordable prices. Since 1983, IFAD has invested more than $386.47 million in 15 rural development programmes and projects in Mozambique worth a total of almost $585million. These interventions have directly benefited 2,391,789 rural families.

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