Mozambique - Inclusive Agro-Food Value Chain Project for PROCAVA (AFDB-P-MZ-AA0-038)

  • Africa
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  • Mozambique
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Sofala, Nampula, Cabo Delgado, Niassa
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Voting Date
Jan 17, 2024
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 33.34 million
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 33.34 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 66.68 million
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Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Mar 7, 2024

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Project Description
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According to the AfDB, the project will be contributing to the PROCAVA goal (in line with the on-going PROCAVA programme that is currently being financed by IFAD in Mozambique) that aims to contribute to poverty reduction, improve food and nutrition security and resilient livelihoods for inclusive rural transformation. The Development Objective is to ‘Increase Net Incomes from Climate-Resilient Agri-Food Value Chains by Rural Women, Men and Youth’.
The Bank co-financing aims to increase poultry value chains (including maize and soybean) supply by transforming the Agriculture Sector being into more competitive, inclusive, and sustainable.

The Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Project (PROCAVA) aims to accelerate the transformation of the Poultry Sector in Mozambique through competitive, inclusive, and sustainable growth. Its primary focus is on integrating family farming and the private sector into productive poultry value chains, including maize and soybean. The project is built upon the recommendations derived from the High-Level Summit, known as Dakar II, which took place in February 2023 in Dakar, co-hosted by the Bank and the Government of Senegal. PROCAVA will introduce measures that mitigate the impacts of climatic shocks and improve the sector's overall adaptive capacity. By adopting climate-smart agricultural practices and resilient production systems, the country can better withstand the challenges posed by climate change and ensure the long-term sustainability of its agricultural sector. The project has four main components, namely: (i) improved production and market linkages (of the target maize, soybean and poultry value chains), (ii) climate-resilient market-linked infrastructure, (iii) institutional and policy strengthening and implementation support, and (iv) contingent emergency response.

The project will target smallholder farmers, emergent and private farmers that are working in the selected value chains under an out-growers’ schemes. The project targets to increase the net income of 50,800 smallholder producers (50% women and 30% youth) in selected districts of the five (5) Provinces and 15 districts. Out of the 50,800 farmers, 10,000 will be smallholder poultry producers and the other 40,800 will be producers supported with interventions aimed at strengthening their climate resilience in the soya and maize value chains. The project will further pay particular attention to women headed households and the youth while ensuring that women in men headed households are not left out. The project will involve beneficiaries from the selected provinces, while IFAD will be working all over the country.

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The AfDB categorized the project risks as follows -
Environmental Category: 1
Climate Safeguards Categorization: 2

According to the AfDB, the significant impacts include: i) loss of vegetation and consequent disturbance of associated habitat due to construction activities of 4 hatchery facilities and 4 slaughterhouses and associated borrow pits; ii) land clearance in an area of about 2000 ha for the production of breeder and foundation seeds of maize and soybeans.

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Private Actors Description
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The company Novos Horizontes (New Horizons) Lda is among the participants in the stakeholders' meetings of July 11th and 12th 2023. The company sourced animal feed from Cargill in the past.

As stated on the company's website, Novos Horizontes Moçambique LDA (NHM) is an integrated chicken company created in 2005, near the city of Nampula, in the north of Mozambique. From the beginning, NHM sought to synergize the strengths of commercial production and the family sector.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Novos Horizontes Lda Undisclosed Agriculture and Forestry

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AfDB Team Leader:

Cesar Augusto Tique

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries:

No contacts available at the time of disclosure.


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