Mozambique | Chicken Distribution Project

Mozambique | Chicken Distribution Project
Nov 2021

On April 25 2019, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique, bringing destruction and damage to the districts of Cabo Delgado and Nampula Provinces. This was the second cyclone to hit Mozambique in just six weeks and the first to reach the northern part of the country in recorded history. One year on from Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, the humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado province had further deteriorated due to consecutive climatic shocks, insecurity and violence, leading to significant displacement, disruption of livelihoods and lack of access to basic services. 

As part of its larger humanitarian response programme, FAO is implementing the “Emergency Livelihood Response to Displaced People in Cabo Delgado Province” project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), to enhance the food security of vulnerable internally displaced people (IDPs) living in formal/informal camps and with host families in Cabo Delgado and Nampula. In order to support the recovery of vulnerable IDPs, FAO is providing households with chickens and facilitating a Newcastle disease vaccination campaign (the main constraint affecting poultry production in Mozambique) as part of a restocking programme, covering up to 5 000 households (25 000 people).  

Project code: OSRO/MOZ/003/USA

Author: FAO