Published at 02/02/2023

Café de Manica and BIOFUND protect the biodiversity of Chimanimani National Park

Café de Manica is collaborating to protect Mozambique’s biodiversity. In January 2023, the company sent 2% of its annual revenue from the sale of coffee in 2022 to the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), with a view to strengthening its support for the conservation of biodiversity in the Chimanimani National Park.

This innovative mechanism is the result of a partnership with BIOFUND, signed in January 2022 to send financial support to the Chimanimani National Park, for the protection of natural resources in that important Conservation Area. With the annual amount coming from the sale of coffee, the Chimanimani National Park will reinforce the protection of the biodiversity of that Conservation Area considered a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA), due to its exceptional level of plant endemism, importance for birds and for hosting unique species of plants, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

This partnership enhances the work of BIOFUND and its partners within the framework of the Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development (CBDC) project in the Chimanimani Conservation Area, financed by the French Development Agency (AFD), the French Fund for the World Environment (FFEM) and Fauna and Flora International (FFI).

With the collaboration of companies such as Café de Manica, we are taking an important step in preserving biodiversity for future generations and also in raising awareness and making civil society responsible for these matters.