Finding a Place Among the Trees

It is Thursday morning and the motorcycles that are packed with three wooden capture boxes have just arrived at the home of Evaristo Joaquim.  Inácio Joseph, Celestino Hilário and Evaristo, three of Namuli’s beekeepers, wait for the Legado: Namuli field team as they bring their supplies around the fire.  The beekeepers are growing more familiar with working with the capture ... Read More

Seeds for Conservation

Seed security is fundamental in achieving food security.  Saving seeds for future agricultural campaigns increases farmer autonomy and reduces their initial investment in purchasing seeds from shops that are in the city.  Seed conservation is a key part of planning for thriving futures, and Namuli’s farmers are all about it. The Legado Namuli Field Team hosted participatory workshops for farmers ... Read More

From Seed to Harvest: Improving Bean Production on Mount Namuli

On Mount Namuli, the common bean is an important high value-added cash crop that can provide income when farmers are waiting to harvest the crops they have planted.  Also known as seasonal hunger, or the lean season, food is scarce and families do not yet have income to purchase supplementary food.  For the farmers of Namuli, a strong and reliable ... Read More

Improving Tomato Production on Mount Namuli

You say potato, I say potato.  You say tomato, I say tomato.  So what do they have to do with each other?  Well, on Mount Namuli irish potatoes are the main driver of deforestation.  They are a highly lucrative crop, are grown in the highlands and have incentivised farmers to cut down acres of forest to make space for potato ... Read More

A Bee’s Perspective: Namuli’s First Sustainable Honey Harvest

Written by a Mount Namuli Honeybee Can you smell that? It’s the sweet smell of honey being collected from my hive. While the world has been feeling a bit uncertain, these last few months have been buzziness as usual for us Mount Namuli honeybees. We have been hard at work, feeding the queen and keeping the colony healthy. I'm happy ... Read More

Turning Challenges into Opportunity — Namuli Work Continues

We are honored to share with you that Legado’s work on our flagship site on Mount Namuli has been able to continue, and even grow, inside of the global COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Mozambique, we have carefully continued to work with the Namuli communities. Whether in-person as appropriate, or distanced as needed, our field team ... Read More

Re-energizing Namuli’s Natural Resource Management Committee

Collaboration and conversation is key to paving the way to change.  Environmentally-minded leaders are the keystone of conservation on Mount Namuli, and it is their collaboration and conversations that are paving the way towards conservation.  These leaders align and collaborate in the Natural Resource Management Committees of the communities of the mountain.  The efficacy of these groups is guided by ... Read More

The Trees at the Mouth of Namuli

In a time of uncertainty, we all need a little hope, and we cannot think of any place more hopeful than Mount Namuli. During these times, we need leaders.  One of Legado: Namuli’s specialties is cultivating leadership in every individual that we work with.  Sr. Felizardo Abilio, a Namuli native, is a powerful demonstration of leadership.  He lives at the ... Read More

Legado’s commitment to anti-racism

Legado has spent much of the past three weeks since the egregious murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, reflecting on how we can help dismantle systemic racism and inequity. As an organization operating in the vertical last mile, hand-in-hand with individual members of communities that have traditionally been excluded, combating bias has always been one of … Read More

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