Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development ACORD MOZAMBIQUE
NGO. ACORD has been working in Mozambique since 1989 implementing various poverty alleviation and natural resource management programmes. ACORD aims to strengthen the livelihoods of marginalised communities and their capacity to advocate for their rights and achieve food sovereignty. To this end ACORD is implementing a combination of practical and advocacy activities To address the immediate needs of farming communities, ACORD is establishing food barns and demonstration farms in food insecure locations. These communities select their Community Food Barn Committees (CFBC) to lead and manage construction and management of the barns. The barns provide rental services to their community's farmers and retain 10 percent of the drought persistent seeds harvested, for seed banking To increase the capacity of communities to engage in policy formulation processes, ACORD facilitates a combination of policy analysis, training (on participatory development, policy literacy, land and food rights, advocacy, civil society dialogue), alliance building, knowledge sharing and advocacy at the local and national levels. To promote linkages to high quality HIV/AIDS related services to enable themselves and communities to reduce the impact of the pandemic on agricultural production.