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Information Sheet of Rice Related Project/Program in CARD First Group Countries
1. Country Mozambique
2. Title (Full name) Market-led smallholder development in the Zambezi Valley Project
3. Project Location Mutarara district, Tete Province; Morrumbala and Mopeia districts, Zambezia Province; and Maringue and Chemba in Sofala Province
4. Type of project 2 1
1. Grant,  2. Loan, 3. Technical Coop./Assistance, 4. National budget, 5. Private sector
5. Fields covered (multiple selection) 3 4 5 6
1. Policy,  2. R & D,  3. Extension & Training,  4. Production,  5. Marketing
6. Post-harvest, 7. Irrigation, 8. Credit,  9. Seed,  10. Other (  specify below  )
6. Fund source
(Funding agency)
IDA (loan)
GEF (grant)
7. Cost Total: 26.7 million USD
IDA: 20 million USD;  GEF: 6.7 million USD
8. Project duration Start: 2007
(dd/mm/yy) End: 2013
9. Goal and objectives Goal: contribute to improved food security and poverty reduction, and to a substantial reduction in the levels of absolute poverty
Obj.: to increase the income of smallholder farmers in selected districts of the Zambezi Valley region of central Mozambique
to limit land degradation, provide predictive capacity for assessing vulnerabilities to climate change
to improve the ecosystem’s resilience towards climate change in the Central Zambezi Valley
10. Target beneficiaries Direct: small scale farmers in the target areas
11. Project component (activities) 1. the mobilization and support of groups formed of small producers and other supply chain participants in such areas as marketing, savings and credit, agribusiness development, as well as the strengthening of district level agricultural institutions
2. use of improved seeds, fertilizer and pesticides, better soil conservation and planting methods, small-scale irrigation and animal traction, support for private veterinary service provision, improved handling of post harvest products from harvest to sale, including better storage.
3. local road spot improvements, bridges at strategic points, markets and small gravity irrigation schemes (irrigation schemes would be operated and maintained by recipient communities)
4. support for private enterprise development activities of groups and individuals, such as on-farm irrigation, agricultural production, post-harvest handling and small processing activities.
12. Expected results (outputs) 1. community based interest groups, including saving and credit groups, are able to define their own needs and priorities and act upon them, as well as greater capacity among local institutions to support such groups.
2. strengthened district extension services and active groups engaged in the validation and adoption of improved technologies and entering into close links with other supply chain participants.
3. improved smallholder capacity, improved agricultural production, increase in agro-processing activities and in the marketing of a broader variety of products.
13. Inputs
14. Implementing agency Leading: Ministry of Planning and Development
15. Status of the project 3 1.Pipeline,  2. Approved,  3. On-going,  4. Completed
16. Issues/problems
17. Person in charge Name:Bairroda Maxaquene e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Key Word:
Address: National Directorate for the Promotion of Rural Development
Ministry of Planning and Development
Bairroda Maxaquene
“C” Rua 3253, No. 134
P.O Box 4518, Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: 258 21 414434 Fax: 258 21 419824 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Source: Appraisal report