COVID-19 in Mozambique

As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, it's important you know how things are going in Mozambique. The Legado community has been so encouraging and supportive through this unprecedented time and dozens of people have reached out concerned for the wellbeing of the communities on Mount Namuli and Ribaue. As of late April, there have been less than 100 reported cases of ... Read More

Making a Splash: Giving with Impact

“Rather than being a drop in the ocean, you’re like a big splash in the pond.” - Mary Sue Vorbrich In June 2019, Pete and Mary Sue Vorbrich journeyed to Mozambique as part of our 2019 Champion Trip to spend time with Legado’s Field Team for two weeks of learning and adventure. As major donors to the organization, they wanted ... Read More

From the Fields to the Markets

Before planting the first seed of the season, the farmers of Namuli have many decisions to make. Where, when, how and for how much? These are just a few of the critical questions that farmers have to consider when planning their fields and looking to take their harvest to the market. To support Namuli’s farmers in answering these fundamental questions, ... Read More

Securing the Future

Securing land tenure is fundamental when it comes to land and natural resource management in Mozambique. The Legado: Namuli team participated in a 5-day training with collaborating organizations ORAM and Terra Firma to learn the fundamentals of innovative methodologies for land delimitation in the communities of Namuli. Through the strengthening of Natural Resource Management Committees, delimitation of community boundaries, development ... Read More

Earth Friendly Alternatives

Legado: Namuli’s field team is working with Namuli’s farmers to promote the use of biopesticides as a viable alternative to traditional pesticides in their machambas (fields) . Using all-natural and 100% locally produced resources, the team is conducting pilot experiments together with farmers to answer questions regarding the efficiency of biopesticides in individual fields and limitations for individual use. The ... Read More

Big Change Calls for Creativity

Big change calls for creativity – and at Legado, we like to be creative. Change in our minds can start in an endless variety of ways, and it just might even begin with a puppet show. A group of primary school students from Mucunha worked with Legado: Namuli’s team to put together a puppet show about the use of fire, ... Read More

Let’s Get Growing

Over 60 producers from Mount Namuli’s Producer Associations are working together in the community demonstration fields to produce lettuce, collards, cabbage and kale. The community demonstration fields provide farmers with a central place to test new conservation agriculture techniques. While working alongside Legado: Namuli’s field team and other producers, farmers have the opportunity to ask questions and see the results ... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Bee on Namuli

It’s 5 am on Mount Namuli and the first rays of sunshine have just begun to peek through the shade of the trees. It may be early for some creatures, but for me and the rest of the bees of Namuli, it’s time for us to get to work.  The light of the morning glistens on the cold dew of ... Read More

Happy Bees Come From a Healthy Forest

Legado: Namuli’s field team has been working hard with Nitidae’s new technical beekeeping technician, Juliano Rodrigues, and local honey partner Agri-Mel to introduce sustainable beekeeping and honey production practices into communities. Weekly trainings have prepared the team for eco-friendly beekeeping in the mountain forests of Namuli. From preparation and installation of catch boxes to monitoring and management of colonies, each ... Read More

MEET MOUNT RIBAUE — Legado’s newest addition to the Sky Island Family

Legado began in 2014 to address the growing need to create conservation solutions that put mountain people at the center of preserving the world’s most threatened and most biodiverse mountains— the water towers of our world. With the help of people like you, we’ve made big steps forward in helping achieve this vision. As a result, we’re taking the lessons ... Read More