MAPUTO - “Land of plenty, land of but a few” is a web documentary and a data journalism investigation that tells the story of how the peasants who live in the Nacala Corridor, one of the most fertile and populated areas of Mozambique, have been heavily affected by the arrival of large agricultural investments. More about the story here.

In 2019, the story was shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) in the journalism category. The NMWP is an initiative from the Bournemouth University, in England.

In 2019, the story was nominated nominated for The Prix Europa on the “Tv Current Affair” category.

In 2020, the story was awarded the King of Spain International Journalism Award in the category Environmental and sustainable development journalism.

Check out the story's multimedia page here.

Team members

Boaventura Monjane

Boaventura Monjane is a Mozambican journalist. He has a degree in journalism (Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo).

Sofia da Palma Rodrigues

Sofia da Palma Rodrigues is an award-winning freelance journalist living in Portugal.

Sofia da Palma Rodrigues

Emma Lesuis

Emma Lesuis is a freelance documentary maker who is based in Amsterdam and works both in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Emma Lesuis

Diogo Cardoso

Diogo Cardoso is an independent visual storyteller based in Lisbon, Portugal. 

Grant of €10,000 allocated in 2016.




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