The context

In the province of Zambezia, in the district of Mocubela, there is an impoverishment of the soils, excessively deforested and cultivated with unsustainable techniques, as well as the lack of irrigation systems. The condition of farmers and producers in this area is also penalized by their low negotiating power of prices due to the absence of storage facilities and the poor diversification of sources of income and food supply.


Mocuba, Provincia di Zambezia, Mozambico

The Objectives

The three-year project co-financed by AICS aims to improve the adaptation to climate change of the inhabitants of ten local communities and to reduce the impact of human activities on forests and mangroves.

The goal is to implement an integrated production system that can reduce the vulnerability to climate change in the Mocubela district. In this regard, agro-forestry and pastoral production activities will be increased and diversified in terms of soil conservation and conservation of forests and mangroves, as a strategy to improve resilience and adaptability by producers. In this way, it will be possible to reduce the anthropic pressure on natural resources which will thus be able to maintain their role in the mitigation of climate change and in the provision of ecosystem services.

Project Details



District of Mocubela,


1000 people with their families

The Activities

The use of conservation agriculture techniques, sustainable farming and diversification of income-generating agricultural activities will be introduced and strengthened, degraded ecosystems (mangroves and forests) will be restored, production units will be created using the SAF (Agro-Forestry Systems) methodology and capacity will be strengthened local planning and territorial management of the district with a view to reconciling the trade-off between food security and preservation of natural resources. The ability to respond early to the consequences of climate change of the inhabitants of the 10 target communities and of the actors present in the area will also be improved.

  • Direct implementation of production activities aimed at reducing carbon emissions by limiting the extension of the agricultural frontier to the detriment of the forest area (conservation agriculture and appropriate and sustainable technologies applied to agricultural practices).
  • Activities aimed at improving carbon uptake for the mitigation of climate change (forest and mangrove nurseries), with the SAF (Agro-Forestry Systems) methodology, and at introducing appropriate technologies to improve efficiency in the use of wood for the production of coal and for home use (improved stoves).
  • Activities aimed at improving the capacity of local actors (community members, officials and technicians of local authorities, Civil Society Organizations) in offering a rapid response to the effects of extreme events, in the analysis of the economic evaluation of natural capital and in planning territorial at the district level of resources.