UF getting $7.9M grant to aid Mozambique

Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:02 p.m.

The University of Florida is getting $7.9 million to help reduce hunger and poverty in the African nation of Mozambique.

UF announced Thursday that it had been awarded the four-year grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development. UF will lead a collaboration of universities and agricultural research agencies in the U.S. and Brazil.

The project is intended to increase agricultural productivity, create economic opportunities and improve nutrition in Mozambique. Project activities in the country will start this spring.

Located in southeastern Africa, Mozambique is one of the world's poorest nations, and malnutrition is a widespread problem there.

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