The project shall intervene in the management of agro-forest-pastoral and small fishing activities in the coastal environment , with the goal of enhancing and ensuring the future availability of food resources for the residents of the protected area of Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas (APAPS), in the district of Pebane (province of Zambezia).
The project intends to define the rights of exclusive use of resources (land and natural resources) by each community, in order to make them responsible and aware of the link between present use and future availability of resources.
The design of the project was based on past experience with participated management of natural resources in Mozambique. While national experiences with CBNRM are many, none of them concerned marine-coastal protected areas. The project can develop a best practice on CBNRM in a marine-coastal environment, in order to support the draft of a national policy on the participated management of protected areas. This shall be ensured by coordination with the National CBNRM Platform. The project is fully focused on the environmentally sustainable management of natural resources in a protected area (promoting conservation farming and sustainable management of natural resources). Protecting APAPS will help to ensure the resilience of the marine-coastal system of Sofala Bank and could be the starting point for designing a Decision Support System for managing the park.