|Approval Date||20 Jul 2018|
|Signature Date||01 Oct 2018|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Agriculture Value Chain and Youth Empowerment Project (AVACYEP) emerged from the need to promote a competitive and inclusive agribusiness in the Maputo and Gaza provinces. It is one of the three selected interventions planned for 2018 under the new CSP for Mozambique 2017-2022. This project consists of three approaches for scaling up agriculture water infrastructure development through: (i) increased horticultural crop production through value chain improvement, (ii) contribute to the introduction of best practice agricultural technologies to improve productivity of the red meat (i.e. cattle and goats) value chains, (iii) establishment of incubation centers for youth and women in order to promote entrepreneurship and agribusiness in order to create an appropriate and conducive environment for business development through advisor services and transfer of technologies to the beneficiaries of the program; (iv) through the aforementioned activities enhance the resilience to climate change and climate variability and risk. The total cost is 12.241 Units of Account (17.294 million dollars) over 5 years (2018-2023).
The overall objective of the proposed Project is to contribute to rural poverty reduction by ensuring food, income, and nutrition security in a sustainable manner. The specific objectives are to (i) increase horticultural crop production through value chain improvement, (ii) contribute to the introduction of best practice technologies to improve productivity in the red meat (cattle and goats) value chain, (iii) establish incubation centers for youth and women in order to promote entrepreneurship and agribusiness with the goal of creating an appropriate and conducive environment for business development through advisor services and transfer of technologies to the beneficiaries of the program; (iv) through the aforementioned activities, enhance resilience to climate change and climate variability and risks.
The total direct beneficiaries of the project will be circa 20,000 individuals, of which about 60% will be women. The project will target 4000 households to increase the production of an additional 20,000 small ruminants in four districts in two provinces – Moamba and Namaacha districts (Maputo Province), and Chonguene, Massingir and Chókwè districts (Gaza Province). The indirect beneficiaries will be in the range of 20,000 people. With an average of 5 persons per household this would result in improved livelihoods for approximately 100,000 rural dwellers. Public institutions such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA), the Provincial and District directorates of Agriculture and Food Security, Veterinary Services, IIAM, the Agriculture Development Fund (FDA), the National Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises (IPEME) and the Office for Supporting Economic Production (GAPI) will benefit from the project interventions in terms of capacity building. Other indirect beneficiaries are agro processors, traders, entrepreneur, various service providers, NGOs, etc.
African Development Fund
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES
|Last Update||18 Feb 2020|
|Name||TIQUE Cesar Augusto|