MOZBIO - Support to the development of communities bordering the Gilé National Reserve
The province of Zambezia, in northern Mozambique, has the expanse of dry forests, known as Miombo Forests, the largest in the country. It is home to the Gilé National Reserve (RNG), long considered one of the jewels of Mozambique's biodiversity. However, nearly 20 years of civil war had the collateral effect of devastating the infrastructure and reducing to almost zero the great fauna. The objective of Mozbio is to reduce deforestation, contribute to the preservation of the biodiversity of the Gilé National Reserve and the sustainable management of the natural resources of the buffer zone by local communities.
Continue to promote agro-ecological practices initiated as part of the project to combat deforestation of the RNG completed in 2017
Initiate pilot activities at Gilé and Pebane district level to address key drivers of deforestation and promote sustainable forest resource management and sustainable economic development
Identify key activities leading to the reduction of emissions that can be replicated across the nine districts covered by the Zambezia Integrated Landscape Management Program (ZILMP), thus contributing to Mozambique's national REDD + strategy
1200 producers receiving technical support in conservation agriculture
5000 producers receiving the Nkalo Market Information System
165 charcoal producers
Gilé National Reserve Conservation agriculture Cashew Improved carbonization Non-Timber Forest Products
Strengthening the law and protecting biodiversity Strengthen the control capabilities of guards in the RNG to reduce illegal activities, such as cutting precious woods, gold panning or poaching
Promote agro-ecological practices to enable the 900 targeted farmers to diversify and increase their agricultural production, to fight against the impoverishment of soil fertility and to limit slash-and-burn (first factor of deforestation in the area)
Development of agricultural value chains
In addition to the sesame and peanut sectors, Mozbio concentrates part of its efforts on the cashew nut sector through the training of 5,000 producers: awareness of market quality criteria, agronomic technical advice and dissemination of market information by SMS and by local community radio
Increase the supply of wood-energy (2nd factor of deforestation) by training 165 charcoal producers in improved carbonization techniques and by planting 10 hectares of fast-growing tree plantations
Sustainable forest management
Promote the restoration of degraded forests and the sustainable management of forest resources by the beneficiary communities of the project: Assisted Natural Regeneration (RNA) on 200 hectares, improved management of fallow lands on 300 hectares, creation of 10 nurseries of indigenous species of Miombo forests
Sustainable management of non-timber forest products
Develop with NWFP local communities management plans for NWFPs (mushrooms, snails, etc.) dedicated to the buffer zone of the RNG
Mozbio - Sixth monitoring report
Thesis - "La structuration des filières d’approvisionnement en bois énergie dans la province du Zambèze (Mozambique)"
Project Document Design (PDD) according to the VCS standard of the REDD project of the Gilé National Reserve
Project Document Design (PDD) according to the CCBA (Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance) standard of the REDD project of the Gilé…
Final Evaluation Report - Reducing deforestation and degradation in the Miombo forests of the National Reserve of Gilé and its periphery
2018 cashew season outcomes and 2019 outlooks
Holder of a master Tropical environment and Biodiversity, he worked for 3 years in French Guyana, notably as forest ecology and soil science research officer at CIRAD. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at the WWF in Madagascar, France and Democratic Republic of Congo as Forest and Climate program manager. At WWF, he supported conservation, forest landscape restoration and REDD+ projects, he also conducted campaign and advocacy work on forest policies and energy infrastructure development. He joined Etc Terra - then nitidæ - in May 2016 as MOZBIO project manager around the Gilé national reserve in the Zambézia province in Mozambique.See more
Holder of a Master degree in agricultural management and territories (IAM Montpellier) and agricultural engineer, Charline joined Nitidæ team in May 2018. She brings her expertise in project management, agriculture in southern countries…See more
Graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in ecology and environmental & natural resources economics. He is also a water & forest engineer. He is an expert in counselling-support to administrations in the climate change negotiations, public forest policies and REDD+ project management.See more
Abdul Suhele Jamal
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Abdul joined the team in January 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Naheche, district of Gilé
Sergio Eusebio Manuel
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Sergio joined the team in January 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Nicadine, Pebane district.
Dinis Francisco Augusto
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Dinis joined the team in January 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Musseia, Pebane district.
Aurelio Gerente Porta
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Aurelio joined the team in December 2016 as agricultural technician of the project Mozbio in the community of Mamala, district of Gilé
Soares Salvador Muanahumo
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Soares joined the team in January 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Etaga, Pebane district.
Manuel Polana Lopes
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Manuel joined the team in December 2016 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Mulela, Pebane district.
Jordino Viseu Faria
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Jordino joined the team in October 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Namahipe, Pebane district.
Nárcio Três Ronda
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Narcio joined the team in October 2017 as an agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Mucau, district of Gilé
Cláudio Joaquim Martinho
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Claudio joined the team in October 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in the community of Sacane, Pebane district.
Garrido da Silva Sulvai
Holder of a Technical University Diploma in Agriculture, Garrido joined the team in October 2017 as agricultural technician of the Mozbio project in Namurrua community, Gilé district.
Holder of a Master's degree in "Sustainable Farming and Agri-food Systems in the South", specialised in "Markets, Organization, Quality and Services" from Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), he brings his expertise in sector and value chain analysis, market studies, quality management and farmers' organisations services and supportSee more
Having graduated from the Engineering School INSA of Lyon as an Engineer in Energy & Environment, option "Thermal systems engineering", Section "Top-level sport", he brings his expertise in renewable thermal systems implementation and analysis, in the food processing industry (shea and cashew), waste recycling and training of local expertsSee more
Joao Raul Intata
Joao joined the team in October 2014 as Driver of the REDD + pilot project and then Mozbio in Gilé
Bonifacio Armando Sousa
Bonifacio joined the team in January 2017 as a Mozbio Project Driver
Graduated as an agricultural engineer from the Montpellier Supagro Institute of Hot Regions, specialized in agricultural resource management and rural development in the South, she joined the Mozambique team in January 2019. It brings its field expertise to diagnose the agrarian dynamics of the intervention regions, help define and implement the accompanying measures of our projects in Mozambique