AGRI-SMART: SUSTAINING A RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBEZIA
CO2 Emissions+4.000 tCO2/year
This project promotes CSA practices in four districts of Zambezia’s coastal region. Agri-SMART will implement Sustainable Agricultural Land Management (SALM) practices for smallholder farmers.
Before the project was implemented, a constant increase in agricultural stresses and a poor natural resources management affected the area. Unsustainable agricultural practices, like crop residue burning or the lack of crop rotation, caused a rapid decrease in soil nutrients and annual yield.
By providing on-site technical support, Agri-SMART will improve natural resources management and encourage conservation agriculture. Besides making the most out of existing resources, the company will stimulate new investments in the development of sustainable agricultural practices.
With the adoption of SALM practices, farmers will increase food production, income, crops climate resilience and soil organic carbon (SOC).
- A more sustainable forest management and a reduced biodiversity loss
- Greater production quality, higher SOC and lower environmental impact
- A significant increase in families’ productivity and income
- Malnutrition attenuation
- Women empowerment (via CSA practices)
- Districts inequalities reduction
Social and economic benefits