Mozambique is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. And it is highly vulnerable to extreme climatic conditions, which destroy infrastructure and restrict economic growth. Because of this, efforts for sustainability and the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger are hindered.
Fundação Kyeema in Mozambique has been working hard since 2003 to expand the reach of the Newcastle disease (ND) vaccination program for village chickens. With our partners, both national and local government agencies and NGOs, our dedicated staff there have been able to support the production and distribution of quality Newcastle disease vaccine to families and chickens in rural communities across the country.
Kyeema Champions in Mozambique
“I am increasing my own flock size and getting some money to buy salt, soap and other small things that I don’t have the budget to buy usually.”
– Mariana, Community vaccinator, Nampula province
“After one year, my flock has grown to 29 chickens, having started with just 4 chickens provided by Kyeema.”
Luisa lives with her son, daughter-in-law and grandsons in Marracuene district.
– Luisa, Marracuene District
Marker-assisted breeding of selected native chickens in Mozambique and Uganda
Together with University Eduardo Mondlane, Makerere University, Gulu University and Uganda Women’s Network, Kyeema is working to increase the quantity and quality of chicken products in the market, which will result in better household nutrition and income for farmers in Mozambique and Uganda.
Implementation and operation of agricultural livelihoods Programs, Total LNG Resettlement Project
Kyeema is working with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to deliver an agricultural livelihoods program to communities affected by the development of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Palma district, Cabo Delgado.
The overall goal of the agricultural livelihood restoration programs is to ensure that all physically and economically displaced households achieve sustainable levels of food security within 18 months after they have been relocated.
Vaccinated village chickens for HIV and AIDS affected households
Kyeema worked in the Marracuene district, where the HIV prevalence is estimated at 10%. This project worked with affected households, providing poultry husbandry training and chicken starter packs to reduce malnutrition. Kyeema also trained 36 community vaccinators (50% women) and supported 3 Newcastle disease vaccine campaigns.
Newcastle disease vaccine production and chicken vaccination programs to address malnutrition.
Kyeema worked with local communities to expand the number of households vaccinating chickens against Newcastle disease, to produce healthier and larger flocks, and thus encourage more households to consume and sell their chickens and eggs.
COMPLETED 2014 – 2017
Supported by: FAO