FAO: Mozambique revised appeal (June 2000)

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In February this year, the UN launched the first Emergency Appeal for assistance to the flood affected communities in Mozambique.
Subsequent to further flooding, the Government of Mozambique in collaboration with the United Nations organizations launched, on 22 March 2000, an Updated International Appeal for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation for a total of US$160 million. As the food and agriculture sectors were among the most affected by the floods, FAO participated in both Appeals with needs assessments related to agriculture and food production.

As the flood water receded by the end of March/early April, FAO fielded a mission to re-assess the requirements of the agricultural sector. As a result of this mission, FAO's original estimates of needs, amounting to US$13.2 million as issued in the Appeal, was revised and slightly reduced to a total of US$13 million.

FAO's revised project profiles of the UN Appeal aim to:

  • rehabilitate the family sector agriculture of 87,000 flood-affected families in the provinces of Manica, Maputo, Inhambane, Cabo Delgado, Gaza and Sofala for a total of US$10.17 million.
  • support the rehabilitation of the horticulture family sector of 4,000 flood-affected families in the provinces of Zambezia, Nampula and Maputo for a total of US$487,000.
  • rehabilitate the forestry and wildlife sector to support flood affected communities in southern Mozambique for a total of US$153,000.
  • replace the fishing gear and equipment of 5,850 artisanal fishermen in order to restore fishing production for a total of US$2.19 million.
So far FAO has had some positive response to the Appeal to assist affected farmers and has since the onset of the flooding been involved in coordination of interventions to the agricultural sector and technical advice. The needs for seeds and other agricultural inputs for the short planting season (March to July) was fairly well covered. However, the challenge now is to address the needs of the affected communities for the main planting season (late September/early October), in order to enable them to recover their food production capacity.

Should you wish to contribute to a project (total or partial costs), a project document can be made available.

For further information, please contact

Ms. Anne M. Bauer (E-mail:
Chief, FAO Special Relief Operations Service (TCOR).