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  • The northernmost provinces of Mozambique have some of the highest poverty rates in the country. AKF aims to catalyse improvements in food security and livelihoods for rural populations through production-related inputs in agriculture, livestock and handicrafts and through market integration of producers for selected value chains.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • With funding from USDA, AKF is implementing MozaCajú's agricultural extension efforts by training smallholder cashew farmers in Cabo Delgado, Nampula, and Zambezia on improved production methods (photo: grafting), improving their access to yield-promoting inputs, and linking them with processing and export facilities.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • On Ibo Island, Mozambique, AKF helps to increase rural incomes by promoting enterprise development. It works with producers and technical service providers to increase product quality and facilitates linkages to markets.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Improving the quality of primary school education is one of the educational priorities of the Coastal Rural Support Programme in Mozambique (CRSP(M)).
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • Technical expertise as well as facilitation systems that help craftsmen link with buyers further afield have been set up by CRSP(M) to assist villagers. Pottery and terracotta jewellery are typical creations that are sold at the local market.
    Lucas Cuervo Moura
Rural development

Despite rapid economic growth in recent years, the province of Cabo Delgado has lagged behind the rest of Mozambique and remains the country’s poorest province, heavily reliant on agriculture and extremely vulnerable to climatic shocks and food price fluctuations. Furthermore, local people are currently not well prepared for the rapid transformation that will come with the recent discoveries of large deposits of offshore oil and gas.