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    Mozambique food security gets $3m boost from Germany

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique)

    The German government has approved a US$3.1-million grant to support food security and school feeding activities in Mozambique in 2018, APA learnt on Tuesday.

    German ambassador to Mozambique Detlev Wolter said in a statement that the grant, to be channelled through the German Development Bank (KfW), builds on previous support of more than €13 million provided by the Berlin authorities in 2016 for World Food Programme operations in the southern African country.

    “The government of Germany reaffirms its commitment to help the people of Mozambique build resilience so as to eradicate hunger and poverty, and achieve sustainable development,” Wolter said.

    He revealed that the grant would support efforts to improve food security “in the most vulnerable parts of the country and strengthening resilience to extreme weather events.”

    “It also aims to reduce absenteeism of children and teachers in schools.”

    Wolter said education is one of the German government’s priorities in its cooperation with Mozambique.

    The grant is expected to support the basic food and nutrition needs of 85,500 people.


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