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06 February 2020

Step into the real world of Mariamo Fermino Bilasse as she builds her business in Mozambique.

The IFAD-supported Artisanal Fisheries Promotion Project (ProPESCA) was implemented to improve the livelihoods of artisanal fishers and their communities living along Mozambique’s coastline.

In operation from 2010 to 2019, the project covered all seven coastal provinces and reached more than 55,000 households. Project activities supported the development of higher value fish, improved economic infrastructure, created financial services, strengthened institutions and improved nutrition.


Zalala fishing village

Meet Mariamo Fermino Bilasse who lives in Zalala, a small fishing village near the town of Quelimane.

Through the project, she has learnt about nutrition, sustainable fishing practices and developed her business capacity. Salting, drying and smoking the fish allow her to avoid food loss and increase the value of her catch.

Thanks to ProPESCA and her dedication, Mariamo has now bought a boat and employs local fishermen.

Find out more about Mariamo.

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