KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Empresa de Comercialização Agrícola (ECA) works on the whole maize value chain, by providing seeds and inputs to producers, training them, then buying their production to sell it in the local
market
- Specificity: Empowerment of producers and will to transfer the company's ownership to the farmers
- Impact: +80% increase of harvests on average

 

FUNCTIONING

POSITIONING AS AN INTERMEDIARY TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT THE FARMERS:
Supply with a loan
> Supply at cost price of quality inputs and seeds for the farmers

Training
> Training at cost price of the beneficiaries to agriculture and sustainability

Purchase at fixed price
> Sales and prices secured for the farmers

Selling intermediary
> Sales to agribusiness companies, structure financed with the profits

 

SCOPE

MOZAMBIQUE
4 300 farmers
(of which 2 300 under contract)

 

BUDGET

$ 1,9 M in 2014
($ 1,4 M in 2013)

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
+80% increase of harvests on average

Climate change
Training to sustainable and conservation agriculture

Sustainable dev. goals
+90% of additional income on average per household

 

NEXT STEPS

Will to transfer ECA's ownership to beneciary farmers