Mozambique

  • Dairy: Lead partner Agromaco purchases fresh milk from smallholder producers (in addition to production on its own dairy farm) for processing and resale.
  • Soybeans: lead partner ACOF (Agro Commercial Olinda Fondo) is a multi-commodity processor and trader. This partnership has introduced new production technologies for soybeans and sesame, and helped ACOF expand its farmer network considerably.
  • Potatoes: the lead partner is Montesco, a seed potato producer and agent of Dutch multinational HZPC. Activities began early 2015 with the introduction of new varieties, farmer training and business support. The partnership also supports training for government regulatory staff on seed certification and other areas.

Updates

New horizons for Novos Horizontes

It’s not easy to make a business out of poultry meat in Mozambique. Despite the serious and growing market demand, there is strong competition from imported meat, both close by (South-Africa) as well as far away (Europe). One of the local companies that has managed…

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Soy, chickens and more

2SCALE’s soybean work in Mozambique goes beyond technologies and markets. Our goal is to build a partnership that creates opportunities all along the value chain. This partnership began with one cluster in Malema district, Nampula province. Today it involves 10,000 farmers (6,500 women) in Nampula…

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Introducing Novos Horizontes: Inclusive Business in Mozambique

Written by Janet Macharia, BoP Marketing Specialist.  Mozambique is a country that can be considered ‘challenging’ when doing business, especially after the currency drop last year. Also for the 2SCALE program, getting some of the partnership started was a challenge that we celebrated with a…

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Irish Potatoes, Irish Support

Potato farmers in Mozambique face a number of challenges, beginning with seeds. 2SCALE works with Montesco SA (a distributor for HZPC-Netherlands) to build the seed chain, and to provide additional assistance – training, market linkages, business support among others – to help smallholders transition to…

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Dairy Does Better

Much of the milk and dairy products sold in Mozambique are imported. We’re working with Agromaco, a medium-sized dairy processor, to develop local producer networks that can compete with imports. Four clusters are operational, located around milk collection centers in Zembe, Gondola, Vanduzi and Amantogas…

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Soybeans for Smallholders

2SCALE partnerships are helping to build value chains for non-traditional crops, creating new markets for smallholder farmers and new lines of business for agri-enterprises. One example is our work with Agro Commercial Olinda Fondo (ACOF), a woman-headed trading and processing firm with farmer networks in…

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Expanding the milk market in Mozambique

Partner firm Agromaco has launched an ambitious expansion plan to produce sterilized milk and animal feeds. Their new factory, which is under construction, will have a capacity of 7 tons per hour. 2SCALE helped link the company to four dairy cooperatives as potential suppliers to…

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A bigger voice for farmers

Three new partnership agreements were signed recently with private companies: Shalem Investments in Kenya and Agromaco and ACOF in Mozambique. Shalem purchases sorghum from more than 9,000 farmers, and is launching new ‘fortified’ sorghum flour products that will further expand market opportunities for small-scale producers….

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Introducing fertilizer blends in Mozambique

Smallholder cassava farmers in Mozambique started using balanced-nutrient fertilizers for the first time. The new fertilizer blends, enhanced with boron, sulfur and other micronutrients, were produced by 2SCALE partner Greenbelt Fertilizers at their plant in Beira. More than 500 farmers received the new blends in…

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Celebrate cassava, drink beer!

For decades, small-scale farmers in Mozambique have grown cassava for home consumption – rarely for sale. But today it’s a profitable cash crop. More than 6000 smallholder farmers in Nampula and Imhambane grow cassava as an ingredient for Impala beer. Every month the cassava industry…

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More Cassava from Mozambique

2SCALE partnerships continue to create market opportunities for smallholder cassava farmers in Mozambique. Experts from cassava processor DADTCO, beer manufacturer SABMiller and 2SCALE visited Inhambane and Nampula provinces in July, meeting with farmers, traders, suppliers of planting material and other market players. The aim was…

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Cash from cassava

The Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO) is working with 2SCALE to create a stable market for smallholder cassava farmers in Mozambique. The key is DADTCO’s patented technology – a mobile processing unit that converts fresh cassava roots into cassava cake. This solves the…

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