Strengthening Livelihoods and Incomes of the Rural Poor Households in Angónia District through Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture (IAA)

Published on 27 September 2010

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Start Date: 1 September 2009 | End Date: 30 November 2010

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Adapting Integrated Aquaculture Agriculture (IAA) to the needs of the Angonia people of Mozambique. Services and knowledge are being delivered via partnerships with community based organizations. Poverty is concentrated in rural areas of Mozambique. More than 80 percent of poor households live in rural areas and on less than US$1 per day. Low agricultural productivity contributes to this poverty and is the result of a lack of appropriate technologies and support services, as well as distance from market and other competitive market failures. Researchers working on the project seek to increase household incomes and expand livelihood options for at least 2,000 households composed of small-scale farmers. Project participants support construction of earthen ponds to grow fish. Researchers would train farmers and local institutions in the use of animal, crop and household waste as fertilizer for the ponds to improve algae growth, the primary feed for the fish. Researchers also work to enhance knowledge about nutrition in households and introduce methods for using water from the ponds as a source of enriched irrigation to support an expanded set of crops such as green maize–a variety of maize with increased market value over traditionally propagated maize.

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One Response to “Strengthening Livelihoods and Incomes of the Rural Poor Households in Angónia District through Integrated Aquaculture-Agriculture (IAA)”

  1. christopher MaNYAMBA says:

    Do you have any reports so far?

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