ProSAVANA – PI

Project for Improving Research and Technology Transfer Capacity for Nacala Corridor Agriculture Development, Mozambique.
Objective

Appropriate agricultural technology is developed and transferred in Nacala Corridor.

Outputs

a. Operational capacity of IIAM (Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique) Northeast and Northwest research centres is strengthened.

b. Natural resources and the environmental impact resulting from the use of new agricultural technologies and socio-economic conditions in the Nacala Corridor are evaluated.

c. Soil improvement technologies for agricultural use in Nacala Corridor are developed.

d. Appropriate cultivation technologies and livestock production of Nacala Corridor is developed.

e. New agricultural technology is developed and validated, and implemented in the demonstration units.

Activities

1. Operational capacity of IIAM Northeast and Northwest research centres is strengthened. The component will promote the research capacity of the Experimental Stations of Lichinga and Nampula, through the training of the IIAM staff assigned at these stations, the modernisation of physical infrastructure and equipment, as well as through national research programmes implemented in the region.

2. Natural resources and the environmental impact resulting from the use of new agricultural technologies and socio-economic conditions in the Nacala Corridor are evaluated. The component will develop the necessary studies to qualify, quantify and analyse the natural resources and regional socio-economic aspects, and to develop methods to evaluate the possible socio-economic impacts of the project, proposing mitigation measures required.

3. Soil improvement technologies for agricultural use in Nacala Corridor are developed. The component will develop studies for soil improvement technology including conservation technology.

4. Appropriate cultivation technologies and livestock production of Nacala Corridor is developed. The component will finance and promote the development and transfer of technologies and varieties appropriate for the Nacala Corridor through the assessment and analysis of materials available in Mozambique, as well as the possibilities of introducing improved varieties and micro-organisms by the related institutions through the funding of the research project.

5. New agricultural technology developed and validated is implemented in the demonstration units. The component will develop the implementation of two demonstration units in areas near the stations of Lichinga and Nampula, which will include appropriate technology for farmers in emerging and transitional conditions. It will also develop a Decision Support Model applicable for farmers to select an appropriate cropping system.

Duration

April 2011 to March 2016 (5 years)

 

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