The Benefits Of Coping With Drought And Climate Change In Mozambique

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As stated previously drought is by the far the most prevalent and dangerous climatic issue in the country, and the United Nations Development Programme has targeted the problem by working to introduce varieties of drought resistant crops to farming communities. Some of the main crops to be introduced are drought resistant strains of cavassa, sorghum, and sweet potato (“Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) in Mozambique”).

Improving plant science in Mozambique could significantly decrease food insecurity, poverty rates, and malnutrition. If Mozambique were to use improved plant science, the amount of crop lost to dramatic climatic events would decrease greatly. In addition, a majority of potential risk surrounding crop failure
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This is because the introduction of the technologies has been too rushed. It is also due to outside sources failing to listen to the people they are trying to help. In order to introduce these new strains of crops to Mozambique, it is important that first representatives of the project introducing the new strains visit several rural villages and consult with farmers there to see what they see as the main problem, and what they believe could help. Also, it is important to present and discuss the new strains of crops, and explain to the people what the benefits would …show more content…
This program has already planned the introduction of many varieties of drought-resistant plants to Mozambique and would be a beneficial partnership for the recommended plan. By partnering with the CwDCC, it is possible that the introduction of these new strains could be funded and implemented in an effective and orderly way. The CwDCC has collaborated with both local and national governments and is funded by the Special Climate Change Fund. The project is currently under implementation in rural areas of Mozambique. Furthermore, by partnering with several of the non-profit seed development organizations such as International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the introduction of the new seeds can be introduced in an efficient and costly manner with funds coming from both the organizations and farmers participating. A similar project in Ethiopia has used funds from $100,000-300,000 yearly and the budget of this project would like by similar (“Coping with Drought and Climate

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