Catalisa

Inclusive, private sector-led economic development in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

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Location

Cabo Delgado

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DURATION

2019-2023 (4 years)

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DONOR

 
TotalEnergies

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GRANT

€2.7 Million

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THEMATIC AREA

Market systems Development (MSD);
Food Processing; Food Security

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IMPACT GROUP(S)

Smallholder Farmers,
Agribusinesses, Youth

About Us

The Catalisa project is creating new opportunities for producers and youth in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, through inclusive, private sector-led economic development.

As part of TotalEnergies’ social investment strategy, the Catalisa project is creating new opportunities for producers and youth in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, through inclusive, private sector-led economic development. By supporting the development of strong agro-industrial enterprises and developing the skills of youth, the project is catalyzing increased investment, incomes, local jobs and the creation and growth of self-sustaining businesses, having impacted over 8,193 individuals to-date. Throughout its 5-year period (2018-2022).

Catalisa is working within two dimensions

Agribusiness development

Employment opportunities for young people

In order to increase local investment in the local horticulture and poultry value chains.

Aimed at training young people for formal employment or becoming entrepreneurs.

Catalisa works with different stakeholders

Identify high potential agricultural buyers and inputs suppliers

Provide match-financing for growth

Deliver technical support to succeed

Establish best practices to grow

Build relationships with buyers to access finance

Share technical support to improve yields and quality

Identify high potential sectors

Build business case for buying local

Foster linkages to supported agri-businesses

Provide skills to be ready for job market

Provide skills and start-up capital to start a business

Build linkages to employers and markets


Our Strategy

As part of TotalEnergies social investment strategy, the Catalisa project is creating new opportunities for producers and youth in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, through inclusive, private sector-led economic development. By supporting the development of strong agro-industrial enterprises and developing the skills of youth, the project is catalyzing increased investment, income, local jobs and the creation and growth of self-sustaining businesses.

Project Areas

Horticulture

Approximately 15,000 farmers produce vegetables in the Cabo Delgado province, most of whom farm on an area of less than 1 hectare of land. However, the quality, consistency, and reliability of fresh produce are inadequate to meet current and projected demand.

Poultry

Within the poultry value chain, Catalisa is working with local production companies and private sector partners to produce eggs and increase broiler production, as poultry products have become the most important source of animal protein in Mozambique.

Youth

The Catalisa Youth training program, formerly implemented by subcontractor Azul Consultoria in partnership with TechnoServe, has had the goal from its inception to train over 1,000 youth in the district of Palma, Cabo Delgado, to become valuable economic agents, engaged citizens, and responsible leaders.

Why Our Approach Works

  • Most of our staff is from the private sector: management consulting, agribusiness, technology, financial services, etc.
  • We use world-class market analytics to identify the best business opportunities to grow incomes, advising Fortune 500 companies on sustainability strategies.
  • We’re not about handouts. We’re about market opportunities — because these last and scale over time.
  • We make the business case for shared value solutions-WHERE DOING GOOD = DOING WELL

Investing in local business since 2018

The Catalisa project has partnerships with local commercial agribusinesses and is currently providing technical assistance to farmers, identifying and assessing candidates for inclusion in the horticulture and poultry value chains.

Our Impact

We have reached over 10,200 individuals.

We believe that in order to achieve sustainable impact, it is essential to take a data-driven approach, with clearly defined metrics. Here you can explore some of the key impact achieved to-date.

17

COMMERCIAL AGRIBUSINESSES

1150+

SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

463

YOUNG GRADUATES

10250 +

BENEFICIARIES REACHED

Summary of Younth Impact

Summary of Agribusiness Impact

Agribusiness Partners

The Catalisa project invests in private sector partners to scale local agricultural production, fortifying both the horticulture and poultry value chains and providing opportunities for entrepreneurs interested in local market opportunities.

The Catalisa project has partnerships with 17 commercial agribusinesses and is currently providing technical assistance to farmers, identifying and assessing candidates for inclusion in the horticulture and poultry value chains.