Finland donates 8 million euros to support small-scale farmers in Mozambique

1 July 2014

Finland plans to donate 8 million euros to help 14,00 small-scale farmers to increase production in Sofala and Zambézia provinces, central Mozambique, the Finnish embassy announced in Maputo.

The embassy also said that the aid would be provided through Mozambican non-governmental organisation Ajuda de Povo para Povo (ADPP), as part of an agreement signed for that purpose.

“This aid is intended to provide members of associations, particularly women, with the tools they need to increase the production and yields of the small-scale farms and, thus improve their food safety as well as providing income,” Finnish ambassador, Seija Toro, said cited in the statement.

The funding will create over 300 small-scale associations, which will provide training to over 14,000 members in the districts of Namacurra and Nicoadala, Zambézia province, and in the districts of Maringue and Caia, in Sofala province the statement said. (macauhub/MZ)