The province of Cabo Delgado has lagged behind the rest of Mozambique and remains the country’s poorest province, heavily reliant on agriculture which is vulnerable to climatic changes and food price fluctuations. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) began operations in Cabo Delgado in 2002, in response to a request from the Government of Mozambique. AKF’s rural development projects focus on reducing dependency on agriculture and promoting enterprise such as handicrafts. More at AKDN.
Technical expertise and facilitation systems that help craftsmen link with buyers further afield have been set up to assist villagers. Pottery and terracotta jewellery are typical creations that are sold at the local market. Photo: AKDN/Lucas Cuervo Moura
On Ibo Island, Mozambique, AKF helps to increase rural incomes by promoting enterprise development. It works with producers and technical service providers to increase product quality and facilitates linkages to markets. Photo: AKDN/Lucas Cuervo Moura