The International Fund for Agricultural Development: IFAD finances the US$40.6 million Rural Markets Promotion Program (PROMER) in northern Mozambique. PROMER is managed and implemented by the Government of Mozambique, under the framework of the Action Plan for the Reduction of Absolute Poverty (PARPA II). The project covers 15 districts in the four northern provinces of the country. The program targets to improve the functioning of rural markets and the market linkages for maize, sesame, groundnuts and beans for 20,000 small holder producers. SNV Mozambique implements the US$1.8 Million Producer Organisation Support component in four districts in the Zambezia and Nampula provinces, targeting over 280 producer organisations with more than 6,000 members.
Ford Foundation: SNV is implementing an Inclusive Business project in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This programme is jointly financed by the Ford Foundation and SNV. The objective is to promote and facilitate Inclusive Business through:
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: We are supporting three pilot projects for the export of horticultural products, cashew and groundnuts in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Fair Trade Labelling Organisation.
Swiss Development Cooperation: SNV contributes to wide sharing of best practices in sustainable water interventions through our project with the Swiss Development Corporation. We facilitate knowledge exchange through our water knowledge platforms in the three northern provinces.
European Union: The European Union finances a project for improving urban water situation in the cities of Nampula and Angosh. We implement this project together with the Dutch water company Vitens.
High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs and Income (HITT) is a EU funded programme, implemented in seven countries, to provide vocational training for the informal economy in tourism. This includes non-formal employment in accommodation and restaurants, business skills for informal traders, handicraft production and sales, and excursions/guiding related employment. See more information on our Corporate website or EU Delegation and EuropeAid Coordination Office.
World Bank: SNV supports the private sector brokering component of the Transfrontier Conservation Areas Coordination Unit of the Ministry of Tourism. This project focuses on conservation of national parks by developing tourism initiatives which generate a revenue stream for local communities. SNV brokered investments by a private sector player to construct and operate lodges in the parks and link them via a circuit into a viable tourist destination.
AGRA - Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: AGRA recently awarded SNV Mozambique with a grant of USD 800,000 for a 3-year project that aims at improving food security and incomes of smallholder farmers through intensification of maize and pigeon pea production and marketing in 3 districts in Tete Province of Mozambique.
Through promoting backward linkages with buyers/exporters, the project seeks to improve productivity and quality of the produce and lower transaction costs of trading maize and pigeon pea and possibly other pulses. Alliances with other AGRA grantees and local organisations are being built and knowledge of what works will be shared.
The project is financed by the Soil Health Programme of AGRA, and addresses common challenges faced by smallholders through a Value Chain Development approach, which includes the following interventions:
The production of pigeon pea and maize is promoted in the three high-potential districts of Moatize, Tsangano and Angonia in Tete province, targeting 20,000 smallholder farmers - with 30% of them being women.