Scaling up drought anticipatory action for food security in Mozambique - WFP

Project objective

Enhanced resilience of targeted vulnerable and food insecure communities and Social Protection systems to climate change hazards.


Key facts

Start/end date     

2 September 2019 - 30 December 2022

Hazards covered    


Regions covered    

Nationwide, with a focus on Gaza and Tete provinces

Early action sectors     

Food security

Anticipatory action protocols/plans in place    

Three windows of action: anticipatory; early response; and response. Anticipatory actions will be linked to ongoing initiatives, such as social protection, to ensure a link to resilience.


None yet; there could be up to three per year.

Key actors/implementing partners   

World Food Programme (WFP)  INGD | INAM | MADER | SETSAN | INAS/MGCAS

Anticipation in practice: project description

WFP Mozambique is collaborating with government actors, primarily the national disaster management agency (INGC), the National Meteorological Agency (INAM), and the Ministry of Agriculture (MADER) to establish a drought early warning system and the supporting mechanisms to enable anticipatory action. This is being done by strengthening drought monitoring and forecasting capacities- including crop monitoring- and supporting contingency planning for anticipatory action to mitigate drought impacts on vulnerable, food insecure populations living in Gaza and Tete provinces. WFP is also working with relevant stakeholders to ensure that these efforts link up to a broader risk management framework led by the government to better anticipate and respond to disaster risk.  


Chiara Dara,

Benvindo Nhanchua,



Implementing Organization

World Food Programme

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