Moz digs garimpeiros out of trouble

Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To help address some of the concerns for land degradation and water pollution, the government is helping miners establish licensed associations, which also provides training on improved business and mining practices, as well as adding some formality and stabilization to the sale of their gold.

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