Help 220 farmers improve their yields, and help us set up social services in their village.
Mozambique is situated in the southeast of Africa and gained independence from Portugal in 1975. The country is rich in natural resources and fertile land. Therefore 80% of the population works in the agricultural sector, although this accounts for only 30% of the gross national product. More than half of the population live in poverty, and Mozambique one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.
Macadamia production in Mozambique has a lot of potential, and the current demand on the world market is high. On a good plantation, a tree can produce between 6 to 10 kilograms of nuts. Right now, the productivity of the farmers around Gurué is just 1 to 3 kilograms per tree. As the costs of the production are high, the farmers cannot make enough money to invest in their own families. Irrigation and training are vital ingredients for boosting productivity.
This year, Woord and Daad also wants to start developing a strategy for primary and technical education to help the region grow. Educations benefits the farmers’ children and enables this new generation to build a future for themselves and their communities.