About ADPP Mozambique

Empowering People!

ADPP believes that development is, above all, about people, and when they are respected, they increase their capabilities and become the force driving the changes they intend to make.

ADPP’s mission is to support all people to work together for a better future. This better future is one where everyone has the ability to pursue their choices and dreams and realize their full potential.

ADPP, Development Aid From People to People is a Mozambican Organisation working in the areas of quality educa-tion, health and wellbeing, and environment and sustainable agriculture.

During its 36-year existence, ADPP has remained true to its mission of promoting the social and economic develop-ment of the most vulnerable people in society giving special attention to children, orphans, women and girls.

During 2018 ADPP employed 2,900 people in 60 projects in all provinces of the country, with an emphasis on teacher training, food security and the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis patients. Each year the projects benefit more than 2.5 million Mozambicans. To achieve the goals reached in 2018, ADPP counted on the work of a team of volunteers composed of 17,800 men and women.

ADPP works in alignment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as adopted by the Govern-ment of Mozambique. We work to eradicate poverty in Mozambique (SDG1) by contributing to the achievement of universal primary education (SDG4) through the establishment of community schools and teacher training pro-grammes; ending hunger (SDG2) by improving food security in rural areas through Farmers’ and Producers’ Clubs; and, improve health and wellbeing (SDG3) through our epidemic control programmes (tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS), as well as to combat Malaria and malnutrition in vulnerable groups, with special emphasis on girls and women in vul-nerable situations (SDG5).

All ADPP Programmes are based on the belief that true change happens in people’s hearts and minds, in their interac-tion with others, and in the social and cultural context of a given community. Our holistic and inclusive approach im-proves the overall wellbeing of communities that are always at the centre of their own development. The central role given to people in the development process is one of ADPP’s core humanitarian values.

Humana People to People

The Humana People to People Federation is a network of 30 non-profit associations involved in solidarity, cooperation and international development.

Born from a progressive education movement in the 1970s, Humana People to People has, at its roots, a commitment to address some of the world’s major humanitarian, social and environmental challenges. It works as a collective, supporting people to make changes, improve their lives and help solve the problems they face.

The Federation of Associations linked to the International Humana Movement People to People was formed in 1996 by the then 16 national associations in Europe and Africa to strengthen cooperation and the impact of their work. Today, the Humana People to People Federation has 30 independent member associations on all five continents.

These members share a set of values to protect the planet, develop communities and support people to join forces and thus increase their potential for positive change and action. These values are also shared by the numerous international partners who supported this work in 2018.

In 2018, Humana People to People jointly carried out 1,134 projects centred on the themes of sustainable agriculture and the environment, community development, health, education and, finally, the sale of second-hand clothing.

The UN Agenda 2030 continues to guide the activities of Humana People to People and its members, and together with the international community and global leaders, we will continue our efforts to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in hope of alleviating suffering and creating lasting positive changes for the world’s population. 


Humana People to People and it's membrers

Our Projects

Cabo Delgado
  • educacao
  • saude
Cabo Delgado
Cabo Delgado
Cabo Delgado
Niassa
  • educacao
  • saude
  • agricultura
Niassa
Niassa
Niassa
Nampula
  • educacao
  • saude
  • agricultura
Nampula
Nampula
Nampula
Zambézia
  • educacao
  • saude
  • agricultura
Zambézia
Zambézia
Zambézia
Tete
  • educacao
  • saude
  • agricultura
Tete
Tete
Tete
Sofala
  • educacao
  • agricultura
Sofala
Sofala
Sofala
Manica
  • educacao
  • saude
Manica
Manica
Manica
Gaza
  • educacao
  • saude
Gaza
Gaza
Gaza
Inhambane
  • educacao
  • saude
Inhambane
Inhambane
Inhambane
Maputo
  • educacao
  • saude
  • agricultura
Maputo
Maputo
Maputo

WHAT ADPP DOES

Please find in the map of Mozambique all the projects that ADPP Mozambique is currently running in the areas of education, health and agriculture. It is possible to navigate by province or by area of intervention to find all the information existing on our active projects.

MAPUTO PROVINCE

educacao

“Cidadela das Crianças” Orphanage and School for children 6-18 Maputo city, Maputo Province 2017

“Formigas do Futuro” Street Children School for children 6-15 Chimoio city, Manica Province 2017

70 Pre-Schools for children 3-5 Maputo Province 2017

saude

Secundary Schools: “No Caminho da Vitoria” and “Patrice Lumumba” Matola city, Maputo Province 2017

Promotion of Active Citizenship Maputo Province 2017

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

nutricao

Instituto Superior de Educação e Tecnologia /One World (ISET/OWU) Changalane, Maputo Province 2017

MAPUTO PROVINCE

educacao

Hope: Maputo, 2017

saude

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Gaza, Maputo and Zambezia 2017

agricultura

Malaria in Mobile populations in MOSASWA and E5 Maputo, Manica and Tete Province, border areas. 2017
Other relevant data: Other countries involved in the Elimination Malaria project: South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

MAPUTO PROVINCE

educacao

Comida para o Saber: Programa de Alimentação Escolar 4 Distritos na Província de Maputo 2017

GAZA PROVINCE

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

GAZA PROVINCE

agricultura

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Gaza, Maputo and Zambezia 2017

agricultura

TCE Community Testing Gaza 2017

agricultura

Total Control of Tuberculosis Zambezia & Nampula 2017

TB in the Mining Sector in Southern Africa (TIMS) Gaza 2017
Other relevant data: Other countries involved in the TIMS project: Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Lesotho

INHAMBANE PROVINCE

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

INHAMBANE PROVINCE

agricultura

Hope Project Maputo, Inhambane and Cabo Delgado 2017

MANICA PROVINCE

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

agricultura

Formigas do Futuro” Street Children School for children 6-15 Chimoio city, Manica Province 2017

MANICA PROVINCE

agricultura

Malaria in Mobile populations in MOSASWA and E5 Maputo, Manica and Tete Province, border areas. 2017
Other relevant data: Other countries involved in the Elimination Malaria project: South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

SOFALA PROVINCE

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

agricultura

Polytechnic College of Nhamatanda: Nhamatanda, Sofala Province 2017

SOFALA PROVINCE

agricultura

Farmers Clubs Nhamatanda Value-chain development Nhamatanda DistrictSofala Province 2017

agricultura

Farmers’ Clubs Sofala & Zambézia Districts of Maringue and Caia in Sofala Province and Districts of Namacurra and Nicoadala in Zambezia Province 2017

TETE PROVINCE

agricultura

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

TETE PROVINCE

agricultura

Malaria in Mobile populations in MOSASWA and E5 Maputo, Manica and Tete Province, border areas. 2017
Other relevant data: Other countries involved in the Elimination Malaria project: South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

TETE PROVINCE

agricultura

SUSTAIN, Producers’ Clubs Marara, Mágoè and Cahora-Bassa Districts Tete Province 2017

ZAMBÉZIA PROVINCE

educacao

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

saude

Nikhalamo Namacurra, Zambézia province,

ZAMBÉZIA PROVINCE

educacao

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Gaza, Maputo and Zambezia 2017

saude

TCE Community Testing Gaza 2017

agricultura

Total Control of Tuberculosis Zambezia &smp; Nampula 2017

ZAMBÉZIA PROVINCE

educacao

Farmers’ Clubs Sofala & Zambézia Districts of Maringue and Caia in Sofala Province and Districts of Namacurra and Nicoadala in Zambezia Province 2017

NAMPULA PROVINCE

educacao

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

saude

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

agricultura

Girls Inspire Nacala Porto, Nampula Province 2017

NAMPULA PROVINCE

educacao

Total Control of Tuberculosis Zambezia &smp; Nampula 2017

educacao

NAMPULA PROVINCE

educacao

Cashew and Rural Development Center Itocolo District, Nampula Province 2017

NIASSA PROVINCE

educacao

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

NIASSA PROVINCE

educacao

TCE Community Testing Gaza 2017

NIASSA PROVINCE

educacao

Community Nutrition Intervention Niassa Province Niassa Province 2017

CABO DELGADO PROVINCE

educacao

Teacher Training Colleges 11 Teacher Training Colleges 2017

CABO DELGADO PROVINCE

educacao

Hope Project Maputo, Inhambane and Cabo Delgado 2017

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mapa
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Our Projects - Mobile

HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Health is an essential condition for the development of individuals, communities and the country as a whole, which is why it is one of ADPP’s areas of intervention in which it works closely with the Government of Mozambique.

ADPP’s health projects and activities are community based, as we believe that by giving community members more control over their health, teaching them how to prevent common illnesses, and how to get support from the public health system when needed, we can ensure prevention of, and access to, treatment of diseases such as HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria.

ADPP has long and solid experience in developing local approaches to community health and HIV/AIDS prevention and care and is proud to have one of the largest networks of staff and volunteers working in the field, reaching annually over 1,400,000 Mozambicans with health messages.

In line with SDG3 to provide good health and wellbeing, ADPP has invested in reducing child mortality, improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Malaria and other preventable diseases in Mozambique, which contribute to mortality rates. ADPP has specialized in working on the control and prevention of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, especially among young children and girls. These diseases present major challenges in the life of the Mozambican population in terms of both their health and in socio-economic impact.

For ADPP, 2018 was a year of many challenges, but also many successes in working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups. Health trends and key outcomes in the area of health and wellbeing are illustrated in the pages that follow.

Total Control of the Epidemic (TCE)

TCE is a community mobilization programme focused on preventing HIV transmission. The basic principle of TCE is that only people can free themselves from the HIV epidemic. The programme mobilizes people to change behaviour and use health services such as HIV testing, HIV treatment, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and opportunistic infections.

The TCE is aligned with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of ensuring that 90% of people infected with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of those infected receive antiretroviral treatment, meaning that 90% of people under treatment achieve viral suppression.

Testing is focused on specific groups such as teenage girls and sex workers. People are reached through index testing and in other ways. It should be noted that ADPP has been implementing the TCE Programme since 2001 and to date has reached over 2 million people.

TCE – A FAMILY APPROACH (Gaza)

The project seeks to ensure that community members play an active role in preventing the spread of HIV and to encourage the positive lives of people already infected.

This is achieved through 246 Field Officers who work in the community by providing counseling and testing in households that already have people who tested positive at the health facility (index cases).

Through home visits to 93,365 people, the project promoted index case counseling and testing, selected pregnant women, infants and children under 5 with malnutrition, selected families for tuberculosis screening and encouraged women and girls to deal with violence of gender.

CHALLENGE TB (Nampula/ Zambézia)

The project seeks to contribute to reducing the impact of TB through quality prevention, treatment and care. The project mobilizes community members to fight tuberculosis and HIV through the promotion of health practices and behavioural changes and attitudes to prevent, diagnose, care for, and treat tuberculosis and HIV.

Effective collaboration between project teams and national health institutions has had a positive impact. The project has also ensured successful treatment completion by supporting treatment adherence and psycho-social support for TB patients. Early diagnosis and early treatment have resulted in reduced TB transmission in the community.

PASSOS (Gaza, Zambézia and Niassa)

The project took a targeted approach to reach high-risk groups such as sex workers and vulnerable communities such as truckers, migrants, miners, girls and women. The package of services includes various HIV prevention methodologies and tools, linking them to STI, HIV and TB consultations, partner management, stigma reduction and livelihood support for target community members.

HOPE

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to decreasing the rate of HIV infection. Through the Case-Index approach, people living with HIV are identified and offered counselling and testing services to ensure that all people who test positive for HIV start treatment and thus control the disease and reduce new infections.

The project serves the community as an extension of health services and helps raise awareness and knowledge about HIV / AIDS, TB and gender-based violence. The index-case based approach has contributed significantly to reducing the spread of HIV and TB, as many cohabitants were reached on time and were directed to health facilities.

VIVA+

Prevention of HIV & gender violence and promotion of Women´s human rights (Maputo, Gaza e Inhambane)

The project seeks to promote HIV prevention for girls from various age groups, including young girls aged 10-14, teenagers aged 15-19, and young women aged 20-24. The activities involve a combination of providing friendly health services, strengthening institutions that provide services for adolescents, promoting behavioural changes, encouraging participation in clubs, and providing vocational training for the elderly.

 

MALARIA PROJECTS

Malaria is still one of the most important causes of disease and death in Africa. In Mozambique, according to the 2018 WHO Malaria Report, there were 10 million cases of malaria in 2017 and almost 15,000 deaths.

Malaria prevention projects seek to reduce the high burden of Malaria by teaching communities how to take action to combat Malaria, implement preventive actions in their homes and communities, and seek early treatment in health centres.

 

Elimination 8

The Southern African Malaria Elimination Initiative 8 (E8) is a coordinated effort by eight countries to meet the historic goal of eliminating Malaria in 8 southern African countries by 2030 (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe). Activities are carried out in shared border regions.

Through a phase-out strategy, the advance of Malaria transmission is gradually reduced until the region is eventually free of malaria. This regionally coordinated approach is key to achieving successful Malaria elimination.

 

MOSASWA

The project aims to implement Malaria control measures in the border areas between Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland with the aim of supporting efforts to eliminate Malaria in Swaziland and South Africa.

The project tests, treats and tracks Malaria through the establishment of diagnostic and treatment posts and outreach activities in the communities.

 

MALARIA PREVENTION PROJECT

This project is implemented in Nampula and Niassa provinces in close collaboration with the National Programme for the Combat of Malaria (PNCM) managed by the Ministry of Health of Mozambique as part of the country’s efforts to fight Malaria. One of the most demanding activities will be providing logistical support to local health services during the distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, which will take place in 2019 and 2020.

The project will also train schoolteachers, community activists and volunteers as Malaria advocates. These trained individuals will work in their communities to deliver Malaria prevention messages, mobilize anti-Malaria campaigns and conduct home visits to children, pregnant women and the general population.

In 2018 the project covered events on World Malaria Day, conducted periodic multimedia campaigns, community radio spots, supported and facilitated cultural actions and extracurricular school programmes, such as Malaria testing and knowledge competitions.

 

NUTRITION PROJECTS

Nutrition in Zambezia

The Zambezia Nutrition Project seeks to address malnutrition issues in support of national poverty reduction and health policies, including the Strategic Plan for Artisanal Fisheries, recognising that artisanal fishing is very relevant to food security in Mozambique.

The project’s target group is women of reproductive age and children from the coastal communities and small-scale fishing families in four growth poles in Zambezia Province namely Cuassiane, Pebane, Zalala and Quelimane.

The main objective of the Nutrition Project is to contribute to improving food diversity by reducing the high levels of malnutrition, and to improve nutritional knowledge and practices among fishing families in the 4 selected growth poles.

 

QUALITY EDUCATION

Education has always been at the heart of ADPP’s work. Our education programmes cover all cycles, from early childhood education to primary and secondary education, vocational and technical training, teacher education and higher education.

The programmes also include inclusive education, girls’ education, adult education, school feeding and other areas within ADPP’s educational institutions.

ADPP has been working in straight collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Human Development for over three decades and continues fighting for Quality Education.

As the world strives to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning - ADPP works in partnership with Government and other stakeholders who believe that education is one of the most important investments a country can make for the future of its people.

ADPP has always adopted a practical and theoretical approach to providing lifelong learning for children, young people and adults in its 19 educational institutions in all provinces of the country. These institutions comprise 11 teacher training colleges that train primary school teachers, 3 vocational schools, 1 Institute of higher education and 4 primary and secondary schools.

These institutions pride themselves on building and maintaining strong relationships with the communities in which they are located, and working hand-in-hand with local, provincial and central authorities for quality and inclusive education.

TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES - EPFs

RESULTS OBTAINED BY THE EPFs IN 2018:

In 2018, a total of 1,394 teachers graduated from EPFs with a total of 1,864 students enrolled in the schools, of which 8 are 1-year and 3 are 3-year schools. As a result, 58,160 primary school children benefited from child-centred teaching methods introduced by students from Teacher Training Colleges during teaching practice. In the same period, 870 students and teachers from 6 EPFs received nutrition training through the Food for Knowledge nutrition programme. The EPF Nhamatanda implemented the Inclusive Education Project which is being developed in 47 schools in 4 districts involving students, teachers, educators, managers at different levels and the community which favours the inclusion and rights of people with disabilities in education.

THE GRADUATE TEACHERS’ NETWORK

EPFs host the Graduate Teacher Network which, in 2018, maintained its strength and profile to create a positive and motivational influence on more than 1,000 teachers across the country. 234 volunteer graduates worked closely with the EPFs in their provinces to promote initiatives to improve schooling.

In total, 1,137 teachers gathered during the year to improve efforts, strategies and means for better quality education and wider ranging schoolwork, including school gardens, combating child abuse, and actions to keep girls in school including the construction of school sanitary facilities using local materials and making furniture for class-rooms, and building a relationship with all students and parents, and realising sports and cultural programmes.

More than 6,000 booklets providing material to support teachers were printed and distributed in schools. These booklets introduce new methods and activities for the implementation of the primary school curriculum in innovative ways, and provide great support for schools in raising the quality of teaching.

HIGHER INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY/ONE WORLD (ISET/OW)

The Higher Institute of Education and Technology/ One World offers degrees in the areas of Pedagogy and Community Development, both in person and through distance learning. The courses last for 4 years.

ISET/OW applies teaching principles that enable students to be the driving force of their own learning throughout the course with students and teachers working together to engage with all aspects of the Institution’s operation. Part of the training involves the opportunity for students to travel for 3 or 4 months in southern Africa to learn about living conditions in Mozambique and neighbouring countries. These learning and exchange experiences allow students to gain greater understanding and respect for communities.

In 2018 OW integrated 2 more courses: a Degree in Portuguese teaching through distance learning and a Masters course in Pedagogy and Didactics.

VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS

In 2018, ADPP maintained its three vocational schools in the northern, central and southern provinces of the country, namely Nacala Polytechnic Institute (Nampula), Nhamatanda Polytechnic College (Sofala) and Maputo Polytechnic College (Maputo Province).

In these schools, students obtain qualified professional training in the areas of agriculture and livestock, civil construction, business and administration, and community instruction.

These schools are continually evolving and adapting to market needs and reforms introduced by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Vocational Training to prepare and technically empower young people for future jobs, where they are integrated into the labour market as employees or through self-employment, thereby increasing their income and improving their and their families’ living conditions.

In 2018, 69 students graduated in the basic level from the Maputo Polytechnic College, 36 from the Nhamatanda Polytechnic College and 39 from the Nacala Polytechnic Institute.

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The primary objective of ADPP primary and secondary schools remains to provide education for vulnerable children and young people with little chance of entering secondary school.

Emphasis is given to life skills, sports and cultural activities aimed at creating a lively and active school.

In 2018, ADPP operated two primary schools with 802 students and two secondary schools with 1,582 students, totalling 2,384 students.

ADPP’s 2 primary schools are: The Children’s Town in Maputo and Ants of the Future in Chimoio. The school programme combines the normal primary school curriculum with life skills learning.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Common and preventable childhood illnesses in Mozambique means 14% of children between 2 and 9 years old are disabled. ADPP works hard to make education more inclusive and contribute to giving each child a quality education.

Since 2008 ADPP has been working with partners from Inclusive Education in ADPP’s Teacher Training Colleges in Nhamatanda and Chimoio and because the project has been so successful, it is now also being implemented in Tete’s Teacher Training College.

ADPP’s Teacher Training Colleges in Nhamatanda and Chimoio have been training teachers with especial needs, equipping them with the necessary skills to teach in primary schools across the country.

Nhamatanda’s Teacher Training College is also supporting Inclusive Education activities in 47 primary schools, including training the deputy directors from these schools.

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

The EPF in Macuse, Namacurra District, Zambezia Province works with 14 primary schools on inclusive education based on sports and play or “Learning Through Play”. The project provides training and guidance for teachers, disseminates teaching and learning materials on methodologies based on educational games. The project promotes action-oriented learning which takes place through sports and game-based activities that have a physical, cognitive, social and emotional focus. Games and play are also used as an incentive to engage communities in key issues affecting education.

FOOD FOR KNOWLEDGE

ADPP continue to implement the School Food - Food For Knowledge - Project, an education and nutrition project in Maputo Province. 2018 was the third year of the second phase of the project which is being implemented over the period 2016-2020.

Covering the Districts of Manhiça, Matutuine, Moamba and Magude, the project had by the end of September 2018 distributed, 8,071,862 CSB + (vitamin and mineral fortified soybean meal mix) meals per day to 83,269 students in 271 schools.

70 PRE-SCHOOLS

The main objective of the 70 pre-schools project is to strengthen the ability of families and rural communities to promote the integral development of pre-schoolers by raising awareness among parents and community members about the importance of initial investment in healthy growth and development of children.

By 2018, the Project was in its second and final phase, aiming at a solid transfer of the 70 pre-schools to their communities. The 70 schools were built and are operational. The organizational structure is based on Community Coordinating Committees, which are organized and trained to take care of the schools, and the training of facilitators in holistic child development. A wide range of activities have been implemented to build sustainability in relation to activities with children, production of teaching and learning materials, maintenance and protection of pre-schools and equipment, local fundraising and much more.

PROMOTING ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

This project, which ended in 2018, aimed to promote the concept and culture of citizenship among 9 to 17-year-olds with a particular focus on Maputo province and Matola District, involving 10 primary and secondary schools.

The project directly reached 1,500 people and indirectly 8,500 people and achieved the objectives of increasing the capacity of educational institutions to educate young citizens to gain awareness of their rights, obligations and risks, such as drugs and alcohol, through training teachers and principals. Young people were empowered to express their views and defend their rights, to engage in local governance and decision-making processes and to seek assistance from relevant organizations and networks to carry out projects and ideas. The project was also involved with existing civil society networks and forums and with the media for exercising and promoting citizenship.

GIRLS INSPIRE

The Girls Inspire project seeks to break the cycle of early and forced marriage of children and address the barriers that impede the economic participation of women and girls. To this end, the project supports education and skills development for vulnerable and hard-to-reach women and girls through open technology-based education, thus enabling distance learning. The project is based on the strong belief that offering educational opportunities to vulnerable women and girls is one of the best investments for sustainable development in the country.

In the two years it has been in operation (2016-2018), the project has made significant gains by providing the most vulnerable girls and young people with life skills, personal empowerment, social participation, leadership, literacy, and decision-making, thus leading to their economic empowerment and access to knowledge and information on sexual and reproductive health and rights, which increased the self-confidence of women and girls.

Girls Inspire conducted short vocational courses that were developed in response to demands in the employment market in Nacala. Thus, in 2018, 1,434 vulnerable women and girls were trained in employability and entrepreneurship skills which led them to reduce their vulnerability in relation to the cycle of early and forced marriage of children, enabling them to improve their economic and health conditions, and those of their children within their social networks.

NIKHALAMO – GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL

NIKHALAMO is a four-year project officially launched in 2014 by ADPP in partnership with Girl Child Rights in Namacurra District, Zambezia Province. Its aim is to improve school retention and completion rates of the last grades of primary education and to ensure the transition of vulnerable girls to secondary school education.

The project operates in 18 primary schools and 3 secondary schools reaching an estimated 20,000 community members.

During 2018, 805 vulnerable girls were supported through the Community Block Grant to move from primary to secondary school.

Donations were also used to buy school uniforms and sanitary towels for vulnerable girls which contributed to retention and increased school attendance.

The project revitalized 21 reading circles and established 5 new primary schools as a way to improve students’ academic performance. 200 Girl Mentors provided guidance and psychosocial support to vulnerable girls, enabling them to address various issues, such as adolescence, orphanhood, and sexual abuse.




AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Improving food security through sustainable agriculture motivates us to strengthen the capacity of the small farmers we work with. For us agriculture is an essential element in reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth.

Through our programmes, ADPP has, over the years, implemented family farming initiatives aimed at bringing sustainable solutions to small farmers.

  Considered the basis for the country’s development and a decisive factor in the diversification of the economy, the agricultural sector stimulates development in other economic sectors through the creation of surpluses that can be transformed and traded.

Despite the country’s huge agricultural potential, average production levels remain very low and are extremely vulnerable to climate change. This is largely due to the widespread use of traditional farming methods, lack of agricultural resources, lack of infrastructure and technical assistance, and limited market access which perpetuates a vicious cycle of poverty in rural areas and causes the country’s food security to remain highly volatile.

ADPP has adopted an approach aimed at enabling small and medium farmers to transform agriculture into a competitive and sustainable activity that improves overall food security and increases the income of farmers and rural families through ‘Farmers and Producers’ Clubs. We believe that by increasing revenue, we ensure a better life for all adults and children, thereby contributing to the reduction of rural poverty.

The goal of ADPP’s Farmers’ Club Programme is to increase food security and household income among rural populations by organizing smallholders into Farmers’ Clubs in which they receive training in efficient conservation and agroforestry techniques, irrigation, storage and processing. This strengthens their entry into local and regional markets through growing market links, value chains and training in marketing their products, pricing and marketing. This is achieved through a transition from agriculture based on traditional farming methods to climate-smart agriculture that increases productivity, profits and food security while preserving the environment.

Through theory and practice, farmers learn about the negative environmental impact of some of their practices and sustainable ways to mitigate the effects of global warming, thereby ensuring the food security of their families. In the field, Farmers’ Clubs promote agroforestry, while projects provide access to energy-saving devices such as wood-burning stoves and encourage small-scale businesses by rural communities.

ADPP views social and economic development as a holistic process and therefore our mission would be incomplete if we did not support Mozambican farmers to increase their market share and opportunities. Only when families are agriculturally and economically self-sufficient to access quality nutrition, health and education can we say that we are reversing the cycle of poverty. In 2018 great strides were made in this regard in empowering Mozambican farmers and their families.

FARMERS’ CLUB  SOFALA & ZAMBÉZIA

This 4-year project (2014-2018) was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implemented in the districts of Maringue, Caia, Namacurra and Nicoadala.

Its overall objective was to reduce rural poverty and improve the livelihoods of 14,769 small-scale farmers and their families in selected districts by developing small-scale agriculture and increasing agricultural household income in a sustainable manner.

Special focus was given to women as primary producers, female-headed households and young farmers being both men and women.

From 2014 to 2018, the project concentrated its activities on:

  • Improving food security by strengthening agricultural diversification and productivity;
  • Marketing and micro-finance: improving market access and financial resources;
  • Household livelihoods: improving environmental, water and sanitation conditions and raising health awareness for farmers and their families.

PRODUCERS’ CLUB TETE

The Producers’ Club Project aims to respond to the pressures of climate change on communities in 3 target districts in the Province of Tete. The project has been implemented in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and local authorities since August 2016. The project’s organizational structure has been established and 40 Producer Clubs have been created and are operational.

The programme works with 2,000 families in the districts of Marara, Cahora Bassa and Magoe and its main objective is to promote synergies between natural resources and agricultural and fishing practices in order to increase farmers’ productivity and income. The programme focuses on introducing climate-resilient water and landscape management practices that create sustainable economic growth in communities, with private partners and public institutions involved. To this end, it focuses on:

  1. improving water management and water security;
  2. improving land management and resilience to climate change among farming families and communities;
  3. promoting new investments and business partnerships in the management of ecosystems and water resources;
  4. policy dialogue, policy formulation and sharing of learning and experiences to promote green growth in the Zambezi Valley.

The project has already achieved much in terms of behavioural changes through training communities on how to be self-reliant and have greater responsibility for conservation. Non-timber-based forestry products (value chains have been identified for honey and Baobab products) are also being sold through project partner MICAIA. Reforestation plans are underway to influence behaviour change within communities, along with local leaders and around schools. Communities now act to prevent unnecessary tree felling and work to reduce or sustainably produce charcoal. The project involved local natural resource committees and community advisory committees to work with the project on preserving natural forests through the Government’s “one leader, one forest” program. Members of organized fishing clubs have received fully equipped fishing boats after making a small down payment with the remainder paid as groups continue to catch and sell fish. Funds collected by savings groups will be used to buy more boats for other groups.

CASHEW AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE ITOCULO

The Cashew and Rural Development Center of Itoculo, in Nampula Province, has the objective of promoting the production of cashew and the rural development of the province.

The Centre has a plantation with 130 hectares with 11,500 cashew tress, units for processing cashew nuts and one Training Centre for local cashew producers.

To make the project more sustainable, the Cashew Training Centre trained 1,670 small cashew farmers in good practices and usage of adequate technology for the production of cashew nuts.  Training is developed with the support of several partners and in cooperation with INCAJU so as to help producers to improve their production.

In 2018, 45 tons of cashew nuts were harvested, out of which 11 tons of raw cashews were sold and 26,5 tons processed. In the same year, the Centre processed 1,800 litters of cashew juice.

COMMUNITY PROJECT FOR IRRIGATION SYSTEM TECHNOLGY & SOLAR PUMPS

The project is financed by UNIDO and implemented by ADPP in collaboration with Farmers’ and Producers’ Clubs. It is a community project related to the installation of solar pump irrigation systems and technologies to increase the production and productivity of small-scale farmers. It operates in the District of Nhamatanda in the Administrative Posts of Metuchira, Nhampoca and Tica and reaches a total of 1,750 small-scale farmers at district level.

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