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Catalytic Fund Projects

Empresa de Comercialização Agricola Ltd (“ECA”)

Empresa de Comercialização Agricola Ltd (“ECA”) is a market-based extension, trading and processing programme which aims to boost the incomes of at least 5,000 smallhodler farmers in central Mozambique while introducing sustainable farming practices.  The farmers have a substantial ownership stake in ECA (45% of the shares) which means they also share in the benefits of processing and marketing. With AgDevCo support, ECA has secured a three-year off-take agreement with Cervejas de Moçambique (CDM) worth $3 million in revenues to ECA.

RDI

RDI

RDI Lda is a commercial farm hub and outgrower fruit production, packaging and marketing company. The commercial farm will produce Pinkerton, Fuerte and Hass avocados on 32ha, litchi on 22ha and support the production of 16ha of avocados by the Munhinga community outgrowers.

Moz-Agri Goats

Moz-Agri Goats

Moz-Agri Lda aims to become one of the largest processors of goat products in the Manica region. Livestock is improved and raised on farm as well as distributed to and bought from local smallholder farmers for fattening in feedlots to be marketed to abattoirs in Beira and Maputo. Moz-Agri is buying 250 goats per month from more than 50 smallholder producers, and is building an abattoir onsite to shorten the supply chain.

FruitiManica

FruitiManica

FrutiManica is a joint venture between Agriza Messinza Agricola Limitada and Fruta de Ouro Limitada, owned by Matanushka. It aims to stimulate the development of the banana industry in Manica province, with major benefits for large numbers of local banana growers and significant job creation.  FrutiManica grows, packages, and markets high quality bananas and litchi for export. The nucleus farm hub currently incorporates five outgrower farmers in the production of irrigated bananas, tripling yields and substantially increasing their incomes. The intention is to establish a larger outgrower programme, initially for 50ha of smallholder banana production in Macate. Within five years up to 250 farmers could be linked to the project.

MHC

Mozambique Honey Company (HMC)

MHC distributes locally made beehives, trains collection agents and beekeepers, and processes high quality honey for the local and export markets. Over a third of MHC shares are held in trust for the smallholder producers. 2,000 beehives have already been constructed and distributed to smallholder producers, improving household incomes by at least $200 per year. By year 5 MHC aims to be processing and marketing 500 tonnes per year, and working with more than 5,000 beekeepers. Direct benefits for the local community are expected to reach up to $1m per year.

Tsetsera

Tsetsera

Tsetsera Farm, situated 50km south of Manica, is a hub and outgrower pig farming operation which includes all aspects from rearing the pigs, to slaughter, butchery, and processing and marketing of high quality pig meat products. There is an immediate market opportunity to supply the mining companies in Tete. In 2012, the farm will work with 10 outgrowers who will be provided with five castrated male weaner pigs, feed and technical support. Over time it is planned that each outgrower will rear up to 40 pigs every six month, bringing an estimated profit of at least 1,000MT (c$30) per pig, and an annual income of $2,400 per outgrower. Increased demand for soya, sunflower and maize grown by smallholders for pig feed, will also generate high development impacts in the area.

Phoenix Seeds

Phoenix Seeds

Phoenix Seeds is a commercial hub and outgrower business that produces, processes and distributes new, improved and locally-adapted seed varieties for grains and pulses. Phoenix Seeds is already supplying improved maize seed to over 750 smallholder farmers. Within 5 years it aims to supply up to 120,000 smallholder farmers in the Beira Corridor, establishing itself as a trusted Mozambican brand. Phoenix Seeds is currently working with 7 outgrowers, and intends to expand to 700 within 5 years. Phoenix Seeds has received $400,000 investment form the Catalytic Fund and has been awarded an $800,000 interest free loan from Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund. It will require an additional $2.7 million to scale up its operations.

Guita Chickens

Guita Chickens is a commercial and outgrower business producing, slaughtering, processing and marketing broiler chickens. The chickens are marketed locally through existing and new off-take agreements to meet the growing demand (in particular from catering companies servicing the mining industry). A feedmill will be built to process maize for chicken feed, sourced initially from at least 70 local smallholder farmers, and an abattoir is in the process of being built, including a plucking machine and an additional cold room and blast freezer, to reduce the existing bottleneck in production.

Lucite Empreendimentos

Lucite Empreendimentos

Lucite Mango and Sesame comprises a 50ha commercial mango farm with 10ha of sesame, and 10ha of sesame outgrowers. It produces and packages high quality Tommy Atkins, Kent and Keitt mango varieties, supplied to South Africa and in the medium term to the Middle East and Asia. The programme supports 10 smallholder sesame farmers, of which the majority are women. The commercial farm prepares the land, provides seeds, fertiliser, technical assistance, and collection and packaging services to the outgrowers. The outgrower also benefits from a fair market price which is based on the sale price less the commercial input costs.

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