Africa / Animal Production / Climate Change / Goats / Livestock / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

Mozambique adapting to climate change with goats

People in the floodplains of Mozambique’s Zambezi Valley have always relied on the rains October and November so they could sow their seeds for a good harvest in the New Year.

But, there are droughts and the rains are erratic, often coming very late and falling so heavily that everything is washed away. Crops fail, leaving people with nothing.

Save the Children’s Flood Plain Management Project, funded by the British Government’s Department for International Development, is helping communities to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods and make them economically sustainable through projects – such as goat-rearing, fish-processing and irrigation – that are aimed at strengthening and diversifying people’s livelihoods.

Read more and watch a video … (DFID)

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