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10. Maximizing Output: The Role of Corredor Pvt. Ltd in Mozambique

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Abstract

The Republic of Mozambique is endowed with fertile land and abundant minerals and has a primarily agricultural economy. A majority of the population struggle economically and only 16% of the arable land in the country is cultivated. This paper discusses a capacity building project undertaken in the town of Ribaue, located in the Nampula province of Mozambique to improve the agricultural productivity. The farmers face challenges in the form of a lack of crop diversification and risk mitigation instruments. They also lack adequate skills, tools and knowledge regarding optimal farming practices. The project aimed to overcome these barriers, by using the innovative hub and spoke model. The project successfully resulted in enhanced productivity for all the actors in the value chain, enhanced the skills of the farmer, adopted the use of technology and improved market access to the farmers. They also incorporated international actors such as the USAID and IFAD in the project.
Footnotes
1
Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo (capital), Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia.
 
2
The concept of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) consists of collectivization of producers, especially small and marginal farmers so as to form an effective alliance to collectively address many challenges of agriculture such as improved access to investment, technology, inputs and markets.
 
3
These associations are equivalent to the Farmer Produce Organizations (FPO) in India.
 
4
The TWs were at times brick or mortar structures. Some Associations had these structures available, which were built by grants from governments or any other agencies. In other instances, the TW’s were also thatched structures built around the same lines as collection centres. These TW’s were built closer to the harvest season. By this time, the rainy season would have long finished. There were occasions when due to heavy storms, the thatched structures broke down and they had to be redone. The Nampula province was quite infamous for these heavy storms recurring every once in a while.
 
Literature
go back to reference Saran, S. (2018). Conference: India—Africa partnership for food security and capacity building. Mumbai. Saran, S. (2018). Conference: India—Africa partnership for food security and capacity building. Mumbai.
Metadata
Title
Maximizing Output: The Role of Corredor Pvt. Ltd in Mozambique
Author
Sami Saran
Copyright Year
2021
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54112-5_10

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