WFP Mozambique Country Brief, September 2018

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

649 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 235,686 cash-based transfers made

US$4.5 six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total

101,727 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP carried out a training session for the first phase of the nutrition coverage survey in the districts of Balama, Chiure and Montepuez, Cabo Delgado province. The Simplified Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SLEAC) is a simple, low-cost, small-sample quantitative method to map and estimate coverage of populations benefiting from WFP support over large areas to better inform MAM (moderate acute malnutrition) treatment programming and determine its current level of quality. Participants included representatives from provincial health authorities (DPS, SDSMAS) and the National Institute of Health.

  • WFP and INGC’s (National Institute for Disaster Management) partnership will scale up the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - commonly called drones - to support early warning and preparedness through disaster risk mapping and rapid emergency assessment.
    The joint programme will establish a roadmap for UAV use in Mozambique, including regulations and safety protocols.
    The provision of UAV technology will help pilot, process and analyze data to facilitate evidence-based preparedness and mitigation, and facilitate response to disasters and early recovery over a period of 2 years.

  • WFP organized an exchange visit for INGC and COSACA (NGO consortium) staff to El Salvador to learn from their experiences in implementing Cash based transfer (CBT). The mission visited service providers, government agencies, the Cash Working Group (CWG), conducted field visits and held focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The visit was conducted as part of WFP Mozambique’s efforts to advocate for the use of cash for emergencies in Mozambique.

  • WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative strengthens the supply chain for hermetic storage to reduce farmers’ food losses, increase food availability and improve health and nutrition of their families. Post-Harvest Loss bag opening ceremonies took place in the districts of Angonia, Tsangano and Macanga in Tete with more than 230 farmers who are directly involved in the initiative. During the event, results were presented from demonstration trials between the use of hermetic bags and non-hermetic polypropylene bags. The difference observed showed a level of loss of 25% for nonhermetic bags of maize while zero loss was observed for hermetic bags.