Nature Positive Food Systems for Climate Change Adaptation (Nature+) is a Foodgrains Bank program to scale up nature-based solutions, enhance climate-resilient livelihoods, and enable women and other vulnerable people in communities—and their landscapes— to adapt to climate change.
As one of the projects in the Nature+ program, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada is supporting ADRA Mozambique with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in the Sussundenga District, Manica Province, Mozambique.
As a result of climate change, biodiversity loss, and land degradation, the communities of the Sussundenga District continue to face issues of food insecurity, soil erosion and rainfall variability (both droughts and floods). Novel pests and diseases are also prevalent concerns.
In response to these issues, ADRA Mozambique will strengthen the practice of conservation agriculture and agroforestry, engage in soil and water conservation activities, and support assisted natural regeneration and enrichment planting activities. Water management will be improved through on-farm water management techniques. Trainings on pest and disease management will also be conducted. The inclusion and empowerment of women and other vulnerable groups will be a focus in all these activities.
ADRA Mozambique aims to work with 5,216 participants from 2,400 households with a total of 14,000 people reached.