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Staff from the US Forest Service, Wildlife Conservation Society, and National Agency for Conservation Areas of Mozambique walking through the Niassa Special Reserve landscape. Photo: USFS
December 16, 2020

Mozambique’s rich biodiversity and natural resources have the potential to drive economic growth through increasing the tourism and extractive industries. Historically though the government has lacked the capacity and political will to effectively protect these resources from illegal activities and corruption. To expand both sectors responsibly, the Mozambican government is now working to curb corruption, enact conservation laws and policies and enforce meaningful legal penalties. Better coordination between relevant government agencies and improved systems and tools for stopping illegal wildlife and timber trafficking, illegal fishing, and uncontrolled forest fire are necessary for the government to succeed in its efforts.

February 28, 2020

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially released yesterday the results of a study to assess the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and stunting in children under five years of age.  The results show a strong association between stunting and aflatoxin, particularly in children between two to five years of age.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring agricultural contaminant found in crops such as maize and groundnuts.  Conducted in 10 districts of Nampula Province, the study was a collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University, University of Lurio, the Mozambican National Institute of Health, the Nampula Central Hospital, and the Association for Food and Nutrition Security.

February 27, 2020

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation. Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1 of this solicitation. Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer materials for their records. This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSC contract, nor does it commit USAID to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offer. Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in Attachment 1.

International  Mother Language Day
February 24, 2020

The U.S. Government proudly participated in an official ceremony celebrating International Mother Languages Day in Matutine District of Maputo Province.  The U.S. Government was represented at the event by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, while Minister of Education and Human Development (MINEDH) Carmelita Rita Namashulua represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  Secretary of State for Maputo Province Vitoria Dias Diogo and Governor of Maputo Province Julio Parruque also participated.

Director Jennifer Adams answers questions about USAID conservation programs.  She stresses the importance of integrating law enforcement efforts with community development
February 12, 2020

The U.S. Government, represented by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jennifer Adams, proudly participated in an official event recognizing World Pangolin Day yesterday at the Mozambique Natural History Museum.  The National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) Director General Mateus Mutemba represented the Government of the Republic of Mozambique.  The event served to raise awareness of the pangolin and the dangers it faces from poaching and trafficking.  It also highlighted the conservation and anti-poaching efforts of the Mozambican Government with support from the U.S. Government.