To make sure Beira’s low-income population can continuously access affordable safe nutritious fresh foods and economic opportunities in traditional urban food markets, GAIN with funding from the government of the Netherlands supported the city of Beira by upgrading three fresh food markets.
GAIN’s interventions aimed to create long term and sustainable change in the safety, hygiene and resilience of food markets that were severely impacted by compounding shocks (including back-to-back cyclones and COVID-19). To achieve this goal, GAIN implemented the following: a) Upgraded to a cyclone-resilient manner. Incorporating climate-resilient building design, materials and practices. Utilising steel roof structures, iron galvanized roof sheeting and reinforced concrete structure. – three severely damaged traditional food market infrastructure equipping them with refrigeration and waste collection equipment; b) delivered capacity building to vendors and the market authority (including market committees) on the operational management of the markets and participatory good ‘food’ governance ; c) provided technical assistance and capacitation to improve market hygiene and food safety practices (including waste management).