Safeguarding livelihoods of women baobab harvesters through improved land and natural resources governance
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.