Mozambique; diseases

Millions for Mozambican climate change resilience project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement to provide the government of Mozambique with a US$29 million to support the uptake of agricultural technologies, techniques and small-scale irrigation equipment to increase climate resilience among smallholder farmers.

In a statement, the AfDB said a significant chunk of the funding will be used to strengthen the agricultural engineering curriculum and revamp teaching facilities at the University of Lurio.

AfDB Country Manager for Mozambique Pietro Toigo said while the recent natural gas discoveries in northern Mozambique are likely to transform its economy, the country needs to invest diversification projects that include agriculture to solidify its economic base.

Mozambican Finance Minister Adriano Maleiane said the funding will boost the government’s policy of increasing agricultural productivity, strengthening farmer resilience and teaching competitive farming skills to youths.

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