Maputo, May 21, 2015.

 

ProSAVANA is a Programme of the Government of Mozambique, with the support from the governments of Japan and Brazil. The Programme is founded on the pillars of the Strategic Plan for the Development of the Agricultural Sector (PEDSA) and aims to contribute to increasing agricultural productivity and production, improving food security and nutrition and promoting human development in the Nacala Corridor.

From the designing of ProSAVANA, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA) and its partners is conducting a permanent dialogue with stakeholders and those interested in the development of the agricultural sector in Mozambique through meetings organized by MASA or events organized by development partners and various stakeholders.

In 2013 rounds of discussion on the Concept Note of ProSAVANA were carried out at the 19 districts of study area of ProSAVANA, in the provinces of Nampula, Niassa and Zambézia and Maputo, with the participation of farmers, farmer´s organizations, community, and civil society organizations.

Subsequently, the Draft Zero of the Master Plan was prepared and released on March 31st 2015 through the ProSAVANA webpage. This Draft Zero of the Master Plan was subject of public hearings in the period of 20-29 April this year in the 19 districts and in the provinces of Zambezia, Niassa and Nampula, on 30 April, 8 May and 13 May respectively.

The consultation process included the following stages:

  • 1) Disclosure, at least with 15 days in advance, of the dates and locations for district and provincial meetings through mass media. Noteworthy is the use of community radio stations in the districts;
  • 2) Distribution in printed form the Draft Zero of Master Plan at district and provincial governments for consultation, in addition to sending it to civil society organizations, academy, private sector and development partners.

The meetings aimed to present and discuss the proposals in the Draft Zero of Master Plan, and get opinions of various sectors of Mozambican society on the ways to be followed for the development of agriculture in the Nacala Corridor.

The meeting counted on the voluntary participation of farmers, farmer´s organizations, representatives of civil society at local, provincial and national level, economic actors, public sector, academic sector and representatives of religious groups. Representatives of civil society organizations from Japan and Brazil also attended the meetings at district level.

Both at district and provincial levels the audience was quite interested and actively participated in the discussions during the meetings. In some district meetings, the interventions advanced beyond the allotted time, which caused relative delay at the beginning of the second meeting of the day, having not affected the whole consultation process.

Among the various contributions, it is due to highlight the following aspects: apprehension about land tenure by local producers, funding mechanisms of the Program, access to markets, agricultural development versus preservation of the environment, natural resources management, mechanisms of support to the farmers (services and inputs), crops to be promoted, strengthening of human resource and technology transfer, besides cross-cutting issues such as gender, climate change, health, education and infrastructure.

The producers, in general, have expressed anxiety about the fast start of the Program.

The contributions collected at central, provincial and district levels will be duly considered as the basis for the preparation of the Master Plan of ProSAVANA Plan, which will be open to additional contributions.


Reuniao Provincial de Zambezia 30 de Abril 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Zambezia 30 de Abril 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Zambezia 30 de Abril 2015

 

 


Reuniao Provincial de Nampula 13 de Maio 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Nampula 13 de Maio 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Nampula 13 de Maio 2015

 

 


Reuniao Provincial de Niassa 8 de Maio 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Niassa 8 de Maio 2015

Reuniao Provincial de Niassa 8 de Maio 2015