AGRA in Mozambique
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
strongly backs government initiatives to transform subsistence-based
smallholder agriculture into viable commercial activity. AGRA's
integrated approach addresses key challenges across the agricultural
value chain. In Mozambique
In Mozambique, AGRA is working across the food value chain. Its programs help to provide low-interest loans to smallholder farmers and agro-dealers; build soil health; support local development and production of high yielding seeds; train a new generation of crop and soil scientists; strengthen farmers organizations and connect them to buyers; and partner in the development of major infrastructure improvements. Much of AGRA's work in Mozambique focuses on the potential breadbasket of the northern region.
AGRA's public- and private-sector partners include the Mozambican Agricultural Research Institute, the African Union's New Partnership for Africa's Development
(NEPAD), the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Millennium Challenge Account Mozambique (MCA Mozambique), the Ministry of Agriculture's Centro de Promoção da Agricultura (CEPAGRI-Agriculture Promotion Center), Standard Bank, farmers' associations, private seed companies and many others.