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February 18, 2021

Com 60 anos de experiência, a USAID enfrenta crises históricas

Hoje, o nosso mundo enfrenta múltiplas crises de proporções históricas: a pandemia COVID-19, uma crise económica, os efeitos devastadores das mudanças climáticas e ameaças fundamentais à democracia, equidade e direitos humanos. Esses desafios, que não vêem fronteiras, têm um impacto directo na segurança nacional dos Estados Unidos, pois a nossa saúde e prosperidade estão intimamente ligadas às de outras nações à volta do mundo.

February 18, 2021

Com 60 anos de experiência, a USAID enfrenta crises históricas

Hoje, o nosso mundo enfrenta múltiplas crises de proporções históricas: a pandemia COVID-19, uma crise económica, os efeitos devastadores das mudanças climáticas e ameaças fundamentais à democracia, equidade e direitos humanos. Esses desafios, que não vêem fronteiras, têm um impacto directo na segurança nacional dos Estados Unidos, pois a nossa saúde e prosperidade estão intimamente ligadas às de outras nações à volta do mundo.

February 8, 2021

Mozambique has one of the most variable development trajectories of any country in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, one of the world’s poorest countries, Mozambique also stands at the threshold of a natural gas- fueled economic boom. Mozambique hopes to become a major gas exporter within the next ten years, following the discovery of more than 150 trillion cubic feet of offshore gas. If the $60 billion total investment proceeds, it will be a game-changer for the country’s development trajectory - “for better or worse”.

Staff from the US Forest Service, Wildlife Conservation Society, and National Agency for Conservation Areas of Mozambique walking through the Niassa Special Reserve landscape. Photo: USFS
December 16, 2020

Mozambique’s rich biodiversity and natural resources have the potential to drive economic growth through increasing the tourism and extractive industries. Historically though the government has lacked the capacity and political will to effectively protect these resources from illegal activities and corruption. To expand both sectors responsibly, the Mozambican government is now working to curb corruption, enact conservation laws and policies and enforce meaningful legal penalties. Better coordination between relevant government agencies and improved systems and tools for stopping illegal wildlife and timber trafficking, illegal fishing, and uncontrolled forest fire are necessary for the government to succeed in its efforts.

February 28, 2020

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), officially released yesterday the results of a study to assess the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and stunting in children under five years of age.  The results show a strong association between stunting and aflatoxin, particularly in children between two to five years of age.  Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring agricultural contaminant found in crops such as maize and groundnuts.  Conducted in 10 districts of Nampula Province, the study was a collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition at Tufts University, University of Lurio, the Mozambican National Institute of Health, the Nampula Central Hospital, and the Association for Food and Nutrition Security.

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Last updated: February 22, 2021

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