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Project ID:00065843Description:MOZ103 Commodity Value Chains
Mozambique One UN Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Bldg Commod. Value Chain
End Date*: 31 Dec 2011
Country: Mozambique Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   Multiple

Programme Description:

The aim of the programme is to increase income of smallholders in rural areas and enhance their livelihood conditions in line with the objectives for rural and economic development of PARPA 2006-2009 and UNDAF 2007-2009. The focus is on adding value to the post-harvest handling through provision of infrastructure and technical assistance, broadening access to credit and offering a valuable market opportunity through WFP local procurement. This will improve the capacity of smallholders to access to markets in the long run and enhance farmer organizations all features.


Development Goal

UNDAF Outcome:

UNDAF Outcome 4: Increased and more equitable economic opportunities to ensure sustainable livelihoods for women and men.

UNDAF Output:

UNDAF Output 4.3.2: Improved agricultural and agro-industrial productivity and product quality and working conditions for rural workers in selected provinces, notably through dissemination of best practices, improved infrastructure, service delivery and access to markets for smallholders and incorporation of their priorities in local development plans


JP Outputs and Key Activities:


  • A minimum of 10 forums (groups of farmer associations) delivering quality food commodities (maize, beans), meeting local procurement and delivery requirements for WFP, Government and donor-supported relief, recovery, social protection and other food-based programmes.
  • Procedures of WFP, Government and donor tenders for local food procurement adjusted and simplified to allow easier access for farmer associations and small/medium size traders.
  • Development of a grade B standard for maize in collaboration with Mozambican authorities.



  • Together with identified partners, select farmer associations/forums and verify commodity value chain and market access problems to ensure viability and sustainability of the programme.
  • Apply ‘best association practices’ gathered in Mozambique and select a number of interventions to improve storage, post harvest handling, product quality and commodity chain building – including provision of relevant storage infrastructure, equipment and training.
  • In partnership with rural finance institution, set up credit mechanisms allowing farmers to fully exploit the market opportunities being opened by this programme.
  • Identify constraints in food procurement tenders/procedures and adjust/simplify these in order to ensure participation of smallholders.
  • Set up a working group with Mozambican authorities for alignment of product standards and establish of grade B standards for maize.



Procurement activities will be conducted through participating UN agencies and the national implementation partners.


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If you have questions about this programme you may wish to contact the RC office in Mozambique or the lead agency for the programme.

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