Research information from infosysplus.org: Organisations and projects in Mozambique
Projects with partners - Mozambique (6)
The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a network of 127 educational institutions in Africa whose objective is to strengthen the teaching of multi-disciplinary approaches to land management. The ANAFE Coordination Unit is hosted at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi. This provides a vantage for network management, linkages with the research and development activities of ICRAF and its partners, and convenient communication facilities.
Domestication and marketing of indigenous fruit tree of the Miombo for improved household nutrition and incomes in Southern Africa
Goal: To improve the well being of rural dwellers (farmers, marketers and consumers), in the Miombo ecosystem through improved domestication, utilization and commercialization of indigenous fruit trees and their products Major Results Achieved: The priority species list was updated in Zambia and Malawi, using more participatory approaches
Peri-urban mangroves forests as filters and potential phytoremediators of domestic sewage in East Africa (PUMPSEA)
Mangroves in all probability filter discharged wastewater, thereby limiting coastal sewage pollution. This project aims to demonstrate this ecosystem service and to examine its ecological and socio-economical effects. It will develop the technology for using constructed mangrove wetlands for secondary treatment of domestic sewage water. It will examine the feasibility of 'strategic reforestation and conservation' in sewage hotspot areas, to encourage natural mangrove filtration of discharged wastewater. It will develop an implementation plan for the exploitation of the developed technology and know-how, based on analysis of governance, policy, cost and financing options. The work will take place in peri-urban mangrove areas of Maputo (Mozambique), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Mombasa (Kenya). It will include: socio-economy, condition mapping, biogeochemistry, ecology, modelling, controlled experimentation and experimental optimization of a trial wetland used for secondary treatment of sewage. Governance analysis and implementation planning will focus on Dar es Salaam, but have reference to Maputo and Mombasa.
Objectives: Ecology and epidemiology of cassava brown streak disease understood, and improved control methods and strategies developed and promoted. Background: Cassava plays a vital role in sustainable livelihoods in the coastal districts of eastern and southern Africa, where it is the preferred staple. Although CBSD was first reported more than 70 years ago, in recent times it was first recognised as the cause of significant crop loss in 1994 by NRI scientists working on cassava mosaic disease[CMD]. Some research on CBSD was included in one of the CMD projects showing that CBSD was widely distributed in the coastal regions and that the damaging symptom was root necrosis and this symptom was related to the foliar symptoms of CBSD. In 1996 project R6765 was the first one to focus primarily on CBSD showing that cultivars with tolerance to root necrosis could be found among the 'local cassava cultivars'. A collection of these cultivars was made which were screened for their reaction to both CBSD and CMD and virus free stocks obtained by repeated selection.
Safe food, fair food: Building capacity to improve the safety of animal-source foods and ensure continued market access for poor farmers in sub Saharan Africa
Goal: The goal of the project is to contribute to poverty alleviation by protecting both the health of low-income consumers and livestock-based livelihoods of the poor through improved food safety of livestock products in domestic markets in east, west and southern Africa. Purpose: The purpose of the project is to establish capacity for the sustained promotion of risk-based approaches thus improving food safety and participation of the poor in informal markets for livestock products in sub Saharan Africa.
Supporting the vulnerable: Increasing the adaptive capacity of agro-pastoralists to climatic change in West and Southern Africa using a transdisciplinary research approach
Goal: To increase the adaptive capacity of agro-pastoralists, who are one of the most vulnerable groups in Africa, to climate variability and the expected effects of future climate change Purpose: To co-generate methods, information and solutions between local communities, local and international scientists, policy makers and other actors involved in climate change and adaptation programmes, for coping mechanisms and adapting strategies to climate change and variability in West and Southern Africa, and more particularly in Mali and Mozambique