Community / Land projects / Safeguarding livelihoods of women baobab harvesters through improved land and natural resources governance
Safeguarding livelihoods of women baobab harvesters through improved land and natural resources governance
10/16 - 03/19
The project supported women in 14 communities incorporating 23 villages across two Districs in Northern Mozambique to get secure access to land/trees and an improved income from those trees. The Project achieved this by:
- obtaining secure access rights to Baobab trees through the development of natural resource management plans;
- providing training in how to make organic-certified Baobab fruit pulp and the procurement of contracts with a local private company, Boabab Products Mozambique Ltd (BPM);
- organising women's farmer groups, which have the formal relationship with BPM; and
- providing all stakeholders (government, community, private sector) with training on the VGGT.
By the end of the project women Baobab harvesters in Guru and Tambara Districts benefit from:
- Improved Security of Access and control over the baobab resource;
- Being able to participate powerfully in the baobab value chain; and
- Being able to leverage participation in the baobab value cain to generate material benefits such as increases in income.