Mozambique - Job Creation and Livelihood Improvement Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 18 May 2016
Signature Date 17 Jun 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11232
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 4,530,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Job creation and Livelihoods Improvement Project aims to promote inclusive economic opportunities and gender equality, with a view to reducing poverty in Mozambique. It targets rural populations and will particularly benefit women and youth, by supporting (i) the development of entrepreneurship in the poultry value chain that includes catalytic upstream and downstream activities, including Public Private Partnership initiatives (PPP), (ii) the development of poultry feed processing facilities and the capacity building of small producers, (iii) the development of the Labor Market Information System (LMI) for Operationalization of an observatory to facilitate the identification and analysis of labor market trends and challenges needed to guide employment, education and training policy reforms. The project will be implemented over a 60-month period beginning in February 2016.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of jobs, the promotion of gender equality, and the reduction of poverty in Mozambique, particularly by providing in particular to women and youth support in the form of entrepreneurship skills building in the poultry value chain of two provinces. The project aims specifically at: (i) improving income through the development of the poultry value chain, (ii) stimulating the creation of agricultural and non-agricultural employment, and (iii) improving the environment for labor policy reforms.


The target population that will directly benefit from the project will be poor rural youth and women from two districts of Zambezia and Niassa provinces. These direct beneficiaries will include: (i) 15,000 new small-scale soybean and maize producers (50% women), who will increase their income by providing inputs to the poultry feed processing facilities to be established in Gurué Districts (Zambézia province) and Chimbunila (Niassa province); (ii) 5,000 producers and sellers of poultry products from both districts, who will have access to technical training and cheaper feeds for their poultry farms; (iii) 1,000 other new breeders of 13 poultry who will receive support in the form of a starter kit; and (iv) 2,000 rural associations, cooperatives and MSMEs (50% female-led) who will gain commercial and technical skills through the training provided by the project. The project will also indirectly benefit the 403,000 inhabitants (including 205,530 women) in Gurué district (Zambézia province) and the 324,000 inhabitants (including 165,240 women) in Chimbunila district (Niassa province).

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mozambique
Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce
Institut de promotion des petites et moyennes entreprises (IPEME), Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce


IATI identifier 46002-P-MZ-IZ0-003
Last Update 30 Nov 2022


Contact Details

Name OBEDA Grace Vuhya

Geographic Location

Country Mozambique
Coordinates Location Name
-17 37 Provincia de Zambezia
-13 36.7 Niassa Province