© Sophie Jacquel
Irrigation and sustainable agriculture
ISLANDS FUND: €25,000
PARTNERS: Oïkos association, local Goverment
THEMES: Agriculture, water and sanitation
Following the destruction of part of the island by Cyclone Kenneth in April 2019, the situation on the island has deteriorated. A series of attacks by armed groups in the Pemba region resulted in the displacement of people to Ibo. The increase of population on the island and the cyclone impacts have created additional pressure on the island's natural resources and increased food insecurity. The Islands Fund is supporting the establishment of a crop irrigation system that aims to strengthen the resilience of agricultural activities on the island. It will contribute to developing sustainable agricultural techniques for the population’s benefit. The project will be implemented by the Oikos association in partnership with the local government.