MOZaic has a small agriculture resource and information station in Manjacaze from where we do research on plants which grow well in Gaza and Inhambane provinces (sandy, well-drained soil with 400mm rainfall per annum, low fertility).
From here we assist communities with food security solutions for their areas, be it on dry land, for vegetable production or fruit trees. We have identified 40 most valuable plants for the area based on nutritive value, drought resistance and productivity. Communities or induvidual farmers approach us for assistance and we provide information and resources according our ability. The vision is to become an agricultural resource and information support centre for rural communities. We hope to provide communities with information, hands-on assistance, seeds, better varieties and new varieties of fruit trees, perennials, vegetables, etc.
In the Manjacaze community MOZaic helps a local church with a nutrition project that support families living with HIV or HIV orphans.Each family received a well, manure and a vegetable garden fence while we work with church volunteers to bring nutrition training and health care to the families. This project is due to expand to more families in 2012.