Juvêncio Mataria

Juvêncio Mataria serves as World Renew Program Advisor in Mozambique.
Dec 12, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

When Local People Plan Their Own Transformation

MOZAMBIQUE - Effective community visioning and planning are always essential to solid growth. In Mozambique, where a massive debt crisis has created alarming economic instability, development work that calls upon community leaders and members who understand local conditions is critical.

Oct 3, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

Rose and David: Devoted Parents and Champions for Better Health

MOZAMBIQUE - We are excited to share with you a testimony directly from someone who has experienced great change. Please meet Rose Jose. She and her husband have been great champions for changing mindsets about child and maternal health.

Jun 8, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

The Proof is in the (New) Cassava!

MOZAMBIQUE - Along with maize, rice, and beans, cassava is a staple food in Mozambique, especially in the central and northern regions. Because the population relies on these essential foods, their availability and reliability are crucial to food security there.

Mar 13, 2018 by Juvêncio Mataria

Extreme Weather Pummels Northern Provinces of Mozambique

In January of this year alone, the city of Nampula recorded over 450 mm (18 in) of rain in just 5 days and three rivers burst their banks, killing nine people and leaving entire areas without electricity. In February, the districts of Lago and Mecula and the city of Lichinga in Niassa province also saw severe rainfall that destroyed gardens, farms, and over 1600 houses, leaving thousands without shelter or food.

Dec 7, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

New Variety of Cassava Captures Interest of Farmers in Mozambique

This year, World Renew and our local partner in Mozambique, the Diocese of Niassa, are bringing to a successful end a five-year sustainable livelihood program funded by Global Affairs Canada.

Sep 16, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Small Scale Farmers Find Farming Profitable at Long Last

Niassa province in northeast Mozambique in particular has the ideal makings of a robust farming community but continues to struggle with low agricultural productivity among the small-scale farmers who depend on traditional farming methods and low-yield seed varieties. These rural poor have little buffer against food insecurity.

Jul 10, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

"They thought I was crazy"

In 2012, World Renew and the Canadian government began a five-year program aimed at stabilizing food production in Mozambique and four other countries. The program sought to enhance food security, stimulate sustainable economic growth, and build a community’s ability to set priorities and implement community-initiated plans. In Mozambique, World Renew collaborated with the Diocese of Niassa to address food security using “farm field schools,” where they could demonstrate and teach appropriate technologies and test new methods alongside traditional ones. Farm field schools rely on the adage “seeing is believing,” knowing that the time and effort invested will be repaid in farmers’ ready adaptation of methods they can see with their own eyes.

Mar 24, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Estela Jaime Changes Her Story

More than 60 percent of the population of Niassa, Mozambique, lives below the national poverty line. Rural areas are even poorer, with no easy access to financial services. World Renew and its partner in this area, Diocese de Niassa, are setting up Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) with the aim of improving access to financing and helping farmers in periods of waiting after planting and of uncertainty about harvest outcomes.

Jan 4, 2017 by Juvêncio Mataria

Irrigating Crops in Mozambique

Mozambique’s population is growing at an annual rate of 2.5 percent. This has put pressure on the country’s food resources, which currently cannot meet the increase in demand. Unless prompt strategic measures are taken to increase production rapidly, food aid or commercial food imports on a large scale will be inevitable.

Aug 16, 2016 by Juvêncio Mataria

Strengthening Partner Capacities in Mozambique

For more than 10 years now World Renew has been supporting various sustainable development programs in northern Mozambique, focusing on HIV/AIDS, hygiene, and livelihood through supporting food security and economic growth initiatives.