The imGoats Mozambique national steering committee held its second meeting on 7 February 2012 in Maputo at the Mozambique National Agricultural Research Institute (Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique – IIAM).
The meeting was attended by representatives from IIAM, the Ministry of Agriculture – Animal Production Department, the Inhambane provincial livestock services, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CARE International and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The country officer of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) sent apologies.
The agenda of the meeting was to:
- review the project activities to date,
- present and discuss results of the baseline study which was carried out to characterize existing goat production systems and markets, and identify the requirements, risks and environmental threats involved in goat production and marketing;
- present and discuss results of the goat value chain analysis carried out in southern Mozambique; and
- review the follow-up activities to be undertaken in the following six months.