According to the communities, most of them residing in resettlement centers in Montepuez, they planted the seeds provided by the ICRC, with 93.3% planting Maize seeds, 90.8% planting bean seeds and 49.3% planting kale.
Marcelina fled from her village in 2020 with her family, her husband and her three children, and today lives in a centre for the displaced in Montepuez. “When we fled, we sheltered at a relative’s house and we were very hungry”, she said.
About 90% of displaced people in areas with limited livehood alternatives agree that the assistance is important to their sustenance, leading them to improve their ability to produce their own food.
To help improve agricultural production in the district of Montepuez, the ICRC distributed agricultural kits composed of seeds (maize, cowpeas, and kale) and tools (hoes) to 5,000 families (totaling some 25,000 people) from eight internally displaced centres.