MANGWANA PROGRAM: Strengthening Food Systems and Food and Nutrition Security in Beira Corridor, Mozambique
TechnoServe in Mozambique has partnered with the Embassy for the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) to support The Embassy’s EUR 30 million investment in the Beira Corridor. A consortium of TechnoServe, Resilience BV, Agência de Desenvolvimento Econômico da Província de Manica (ADEM) and the Zambeze Valley Development Agency (ZVDA), will collaborate to strengthen food systems and nutrition security in the Beira Corridor. Mangwana, meaning ‘tomorrow’ in the local languages spoken in the Beira Corridors, is a four-year programme that will transform the agricultural sector in the two provinces in the Beira Corridor. Our vision of the programme is to create a better tomorrow by improving local farming systems which will produce nutritious food for the people of the Beira Corridor, especially women and children. We are investing in the future by supporting farmers to adopt better practices that will improve their food security, incomes and the environment (soil, water and climate).
Project goal: Support smallholder farmers to make their farming systems more sustainable, productive, profitable, and resilient; Work with the private sector to strengthen support to a farming systems, and Coordinate and improve the enabling environment for farmers and agribusinesses.
Expected project achievements:
- Over 227,000 people will be benefited and the program will contribute significantly to the goals in the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Food Security and Nutrition Policy and Framework and our own goals for local food systems transformation.
- Over 68,000 people will have more resilient nutritional situations;
- Over 60,000 Small Scale Food Producers (SSFPs) will progressively decrease their yield gaps;
- Over 15,000 Small Scale Food Producers (SSFPs) women will become progressively more empowered;
- Over 45,000 Small Scale Food Producers (SSFPs) will have livelihoods that are more resilient to shocks.