Livelihood Diversification (Joint Programme on Environmental Mainstreaming and Adaptation to Climate Change in Mozambique)
The project aimed to identify options for the diversification of community livelihoods and income generation in the district of Chicualacuala and to assess their feasibility.
Five options to diversify livelihoods were identified:
- Agriculture: promoting the marula culture and the processing of marula nuts; promoting the culture and use of forage cactus (Opuntia ficus).
- Livestock: building watering points in all water sources.
- Agroprocessing: promoting the processing of beef into corned beef and others; using slaughtered animals’ skins and horns for the productions of handicrafts.
This work was a privileged opportunity for guidance on strategic planning at the district level, with recommendations made for the district’s economic development, both of general scope and in terms of agriculture, livestock, agroprocessing, trade and markets.