Conservation methods support sustainable food production
The museum aims to preserve and exhibit artifacts built secularly and samples of the main targeted stocks in Mozambique.
A partnership between the international development NGO CARE and WWF is helping communities living in and around Mozambique’s Primeiras & Segundas protected area use conservation methods to improve crop yields and fish catches. Challenges facing these impoverished communities range from failure of cash crops and unemployment, to lower food crop yields, drought and floods due to climate change. The aim is to achieve sustainable food crops and fisheries, and multiply this through advocacy. After three years of trials, cassava harvests are four times larger and no-take fishing zones doubled the number of fish species and dramatically increased fish quantity in spillover zones, which will help improve fish catches. Most important these and neighbouring communities are keen to adopt conservation methods: The fishers are calling for more no-take zones which they manage themselves.