Korea International Cooperation Agency supports small farmers in Sofala with 5.7 M$

Agência de Cooperação Internacional da Coreia apoia pequenos agricultores de Sofala com 5,7 M$

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Tuesday handed over 5.7 million dollars to the World Food Program (WFP) to support small farmers in the central province of Sofala.

The donation agreement was signed this Tuesday in Maputo and aims to ensure food security, livelihoods, and climate resilience in rural activities, the livelihood of the majority of the Mozambican population.

The donation will allow to support farmers "in recovering from the negative effects of climate change" and "reduce the economic impacts of covid-19," said Antonella D'Aprile, WFP country representative.

The project will be implemented with the Mozambican government starting this year in the districts of Chemba, Maringue and Caia, benefiting about 36 thousand small farmers until 2025.

Sofala province has been one of the hardest hit by extreme weather events, such as cyclones Idai (2019) and Eloise (2021) and several floods.

″Farmers will be able to respond to the risks of climate change and thus ensure food security″, concluded Korea's ambassador to Mozambique, Sung Jun Yeo.

Lusa Agency

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