Horticulture production Problems
Horticultural crops are produced by ~15,000 farmers in Cabo Delgado province, with most utilizing <1 hectare of land. However, the quality, consistency and reliability of fresh produce is inadequate to meet current and anticipated demand. Farmers’ production challenges, combined with weak market linkages, lead local markets, hotels, restaurants and catering companies to source products from other provinces, or directly import from neighboring countries. Higher transport costs not only negatively affect pricing, but also the shelf life and quality of the produce procured.
aggregator & SMALl FARMER Solutions
Catalisa will work with 2+ private sector partners to incentivize and accelerate commercial horticultural production in Cabo Delgado through the expansion of its volume sales through an outgrower supply network. The objective of the horticulture value chain intervention is the commercial production of fresh vegetables through an outgrower network. Catalisa will provide business advisory services, financing assistance to fund the growth of the outgrower and aggregator business, as well as technical assistance and financing for smallholder farmers integrated in the supply chain.
Poultry products have become the most important source of animal protein in Mozambique. TechnoServe is working with a private-sector partner in the production of chicken eggs.
The model for egg production will include a central production hub and distribution to small vendors to create a constant local supply. This will further fortify the development of the poultry value chain and augment the distribution capacity of local vendors.
As a part of our agronomic training and agribusiness partnerships, Technoserve has chosen strategical sites in the Province to establish crop demonstration plots. We have erected one demo plot in a favorable agro-ecological zone (Montepuez – RW Machambas), and another in a more challenging agricultural zone (Pemba – Irmas, Maringanhe neighborhood). The demo plot in Palma will be used to teach youth and the larger community agriculture.
Anticipated Agribusiness Results
Catalisa seeks to create around 2,100 jobs, impacting over 12,000 beneficiaries over its 5-year lifespan.
Private sector investment catalyzed will total over $7 million and result in over $51 million in revenue.