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Neglected-Underutilized Crop Species (NUCs) are foods that can be eaten, but few people do so because society is unaware of this possibility, which is why they are given this name. They are plants that can be eaten as a whole, or parts of them, and generally belong to the categories of: roots, tubers, bulbs, leaves, flowers or seeds, which are used for consumption purposes, or which, after preparation, are consumable (Terra & Viera, 2019).
In Mozambique several studies were carried out to assess the Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) situation, namely: (i) Demographic and Health Survey (IDS), (ii) Household Budget Survey (IOF), (iii) Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), (iv) FNS baseline study, (v) Annual Food and Nutrition Security Assessments. The first four surveys measure Chronic Food and Nutrition Insecurity (Chronic FNSN), while the annual assessments measure Acute Food and Nutrition Insecurity (Acute FNSN) (MASA 2023).
FEMOZ is conducting an analysis of the impacts of food and nutrition policies in Mozambique regarding various sectors and approaches. The methodological framework for this study is the “Food Environment Policy Index”, developed by the INFORMAS (1) network and applied in 56 countries worldwide.
As part of the XII Scientific Conference of the Eduardo Mondlane University, the FEMOZ symposium presented results and challenges regarding the improvement of Food Environments for achieving greater food and nutrition security in Mozambique.
The erKaRi Summer School took place at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique in September 2023
On September 18th to September 19th FEMOZ organised a workshop in Macaneta, district of Marracuene, Maputo, with project partners, stakeholders, and its local focal points of the project districts Ribáuè, Búzi, and Moamba.
The Rovuma University officially inaugurated the postgraduate activities along with the FEMOZ partners
Material on Neglected and Underutilised Species (NUS) is set to be further scientifically and practically developed
The international conference on rural food environments organised in Maputo aims to provide knowledge exchange and productive discussions on the characteristics and challenges of rural food environments of the Global South while also seeking to explore innovative ideas to strengthen their resilience. The conference is aimed at interested researchers, practitioners and students from various disciplines in the fields of food and nutrition security.