Reaching humanitarian and neglected places with the nutritious and resilient sweetpotato: The case of the Cyclone Idai in Manica and Sofala Provinces, Mozambique
Mozambique is a Sub-Saharan African country prone to recurrent cyclones, floods, and droughts.
Most people affected by this extreme weather are poor farmers, depending solely on agriculture for their livelihoods. The aftermath of these events usually results in complete harvest losses, leaving farmers solely dependent on humanitarian assistance for their immediate needs, especially food items for their survival.
To remedy this, The Government of Mozambique (GOM) and its partners have adopted a holistic approach to mitigating and adapting to these climate change-related events. Partners from the agriculture, nutrition, and emergency relief sectors came together to alleviate the effects and improve the livelihoods of the more than 1 million people affected by six recent major climate-related events, including the cyclones Idai and Chalane that affected the Mozambican provinces of Manica and Sofala over the last 10 years.