Niqel | Social Development
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Social Development

Housing, schools, medical support and sports

Participant of Mozambique’s Biofuel Sustainability Framework

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Currently Niqel has planted 4.000 hectares and the target is the development of 10,000 hectares of Jatropha within the next years. The development is completely in line with Mozambique’s Biofuel Sustainability Framework. We are committed to a food security programme, setting up of appropriate housing for employees, built schools, medical support posts and sports facilities. Some areas had no access to the outside world for three months of the year because of floods. Roads, dams and dikes have been constructed to gain access to these areas. Over the years the area became less isolated.

It is now more easy for the local people to obtain daily needs like water, food, fuel, and building materials and also have better access to services (education, health, finance), reach markets, gain income and participate in social, political and community activities.

  • SCHOOLS & SPORTS

    SCHOOLS & SPORTS

    Recently a second school and sports facilities for 120 students was built in Grudja.

  • HOUSING

    HOUSING

    Development of housing facilities for local employees, staff and their families.

  • ROADS, DAMS AND DIKES

    ROADS, DAMS AND DIKES

    Niqel constructed 150 km new roads and infrastructure in a remote agricultural development area.

  • FRESH WATER & ELECTRICITY

    FRESH WATER & ELECTRICITY

    Better aaccess to fresh water and electricity for as well the plantation and the local population.

  • JOBS

    JOBS

    Around 300 permanent jobs and 300 part-time seasonal jobs in Sofala province.

FOOD SECURE PROGRAMME

Niqel is demonstrating a sustainable and  combined approach to food, energy, and timber plantation management, serving to improve both development of the company and improvement of living standards of the local population. Within the estate a 500ha irrigated food farm and 100ha eucalyptus plantation has been developped. Products like Maize will be available for the local market. The local farmers  will  have access to new, better and cheaper seed varieties for their own production.

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