Activities

FEMOZ Symposium

07.09.2022
FEMOZ Symposium

On the 14th of September FEMOZ, the first symposium meeting will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Maputo, Mozambique. The symposium will share and discuss the preliminary results and findings and initial conclusions of the research with an expert audience.

On the 14th of September FEMOZ, the first symposium meeting will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Maputo, Mozambique. The symposium will share and discuss the preliminary results and findings and initial conclusions of the research with an expert audience. Presentations and discussions will take place in 4 panels.
Panel topics
1. analysis of acute food insecurity: discussion of results and integrated methodologies. 
2. value/supply chains
3. non-conventional food crops (NCFPs) and their value chains: an untapped resource 
4. inter-institutional coordination mechanisms to strengthen food security. 

Agenda

Time Activity 

08:30-09:00

Arrival and registration of the participants
09:00-09:15

Opening of the symposium: welcome and presentation of the program 

 

Samuel Quive (UEM) and Sabine Schlüter (ITT)

09:30-10:00

Presentation of the FEMOZ prject 

 

Rui Pedroso (ITT)

10:00-11:00

Introduction to the thematic


Luís Filipe Sanches Goulão (UL)

11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30

Panel 1 

 

Adérito Machava (UEM) and Rui Pedroso (ITT)

12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:30

Panel 2


Christine Bohn and Mathias Schmidt (FFG )

14:30-15:30

Panel 3


Luís Artur and Ivo Cumbana (UEM)

15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00

Panel 4


 Luísa Chicamisse Mutisse and Samuel Quive (UEM)

17:00-18:00 Summary and next steps

For those interested: open questions about the use of Dash Boards (based on a video presented during the symposium)

Gernot Heisenberg

 

Reason

Mozambique has many cases of malnutrition and a fragile nutrition environment due to a number of factors, including the prevalence of subsistence agriculture with low productivity, poor infrastructure, underdeveloped value chains, local cultural systems with food prohibitions, etc. Food insecurity is exacerbated by climate change and the impact of extreme weather events.
The FEMOZ ("Strengthening the Resilience of Rural Food Environments in the Context of Disaster Risk and Climate Change in MOZ ambique") project, underway since March 2019, aims to strengthen the resilience of rural food environments in the context of disaster risk and climate change in Mozambique. FEMOZ is a consortium between Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique), Cologne University of Technology (Germany) and the Research Center of the Frankenförder Forschungsgesellschaft (FFG), working closely with partners such as the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Mitigation (INGD) and the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN). The first quantitative and qualitative surveys were conducted from September to November 2021 in the districts of Ribaué (Nampula), Búzi (Sofala) and Moamba (Maputo). In the symposium the first results of the research will be presented and discussed.