World Vision Mozambique started operating in 1983, providing assistance to people displaced by war. It transitioned to development programming in 1997 World Vision Mozambique and created its first Area Development Program (ADP), a long-term, 15-year approach to community development. Currently, World Vision partners with 31 communities on long-term ADP programs in Mozambique.
Mozambique is extremely susceptible natural disasters, due to the country’s location in the inter-tropical convergence zone and its high levels of vulnerability. Due to the cyclical floods, cyclones, and droughts that the country faces, World Vision’s work addresses immediate humanitarian needs and long-term development challenges.
World Vision provided relief more than a million people impacted by natural disasters since 2000, including worst floods in living memory (Gaza province in 2000, and Zambezia, in 2014) and cyclones Kenneth and Idai.
World Vision’s ADP programs aim to enhance food security, improve nutritional status, and reduce poverty among marginalized poor, smallholder farmers by boosting agricultural production and improving income generating opportunities at household and community levels. These programs operate predominately in cyclone affected communities (particularly in Beira), which have also suffered from successive seasons of failed crops due to poor rainfall and drought.
The SEADS Point of Contact for World Vision International – Mozambique is Edward Onyuka, Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Advisor and Cluster Co-lead in Sofala Province.