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From field to market: integrated support to small-farmers association and young producers in Magude, Moamba and Manhiça District for economic and en

Mozambique

Status

Implementation

Aid type

Project-type interventions

Mozambique


Location

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€ 1,789,165
Committed
€ 1,073,499
Used

Description

The initiative takes place in the rural districts of Magude, Moamba and Manhiça, in Maputo Province (Mozambique), in a context that in recent years has been affected by multiple, diversified crises (climatic, economic, agricultural, health-related) that have limited the potential for agricultural development and negatively affected the well-being and food security of rural households, mainly engaged in agricultural activities, and the ability of young men and women to find employment or start income-generating activities. The C2M project aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of rural households in terms of food security and socio-economic stability resulting from resilient and sustainable agricultural activities through the strengthening of the agricultural sector in a perspective of adaptation to climate change. It specifically aims to increase opportunities for accessing local markets for small producers members of agricultural associations, with particular attention to young women and men, through the increase of agricultural productivity, the decrease of production and post-harvest losses and the increase of technical skills. To this end, building on the proponent's consolidated experience in the context of intervention with post-drought emergency and rural resilience projects, C2M adopts a multidimensional and integrated approach, which is reflected in the three project outputs: improving the productive capacity of 26 smallholder associations through increased availability of infrastructure and services for agriculture at the district level, with a focus on irrigated agriculture; reducing production and post-harvest losses through installation of infrastructure and training on conservation, processing and marketing; and boosting the self-enterprise capacity of 90 young people including through increased technical skills with vocational courses and internships. C2M is implemented by a network of partners that includes a registered NGO with two decades of experience in the target districts (Helpcode), a cooperative specialised in the development, management and training on software for data analysis and monitoring in vulnerable contexts (Gnucoop), a corporation that develops and patents materials and products from renewable sources for agriculture (Novamont), an institution of the Mozambican Government (Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries, DPAP) and a Mozambican partner (NGO) that is a recognised actor in training, entrepreneurship (ANJE). The DPAP is also directly involved in the project as a partner, supervising the process of digitalization of the agricultural data collection form implemented, validated and formally adopted for the whole Maputo Province under the project AID10862, and the training of technicians in charge of field data collection. The institutional counterparts - Governments of the intervention districts, with the District Services for Economic Activities (SDAE), District Services for Planning and Infrastructure (SDPI), District Services for Education, Youth and Technology (SDEJT) are fully involved in the definition, implementation, visibility and monitoring of the initiative, through Memorandum of Collaboration. This activity underpins the project logic that the availability of high quality and timely agricultural data is essential for institutions at all levels, and for cooperation partners, in order to make sound decisions to guide agricultural and rural development strategies and activities, and contribute to the reduction of poverty and food insecurity. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 1,789,165 € 1,073,499

Agency

Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 22000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code
National NGO HELP CODE ITALIA ONLUS 22000

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-012590-02-4
  • Expected start date 2022/06/15
  • Completion date -
  • Finance type Standard grant
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied

Sectors

  • 11330 - Vocational training 12%
  • 31140 - Agricultural water resources 40%
  • 31150 - Agricultural inputs 14%
  • 31161 - Food crop production 27%
  • 31194 - Agricultural co-operatives 7%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality not targeted
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted

Goals

  • 2.1 - By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  • 2.3 - By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  • 2.4 - By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
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