AC Matama is a large-scale soya and maize operation in Lichinga, Mozambique. Food security in the region is not assured and the company seeks to tackle this issue by engaging with smallholders and providing the community with training, inputs and employment opportunities. The distances to market and cost of transport and logistics hinder viable expansion.
AgDevCo supports AC Matama through a $500,000 long-term loan that finances the development of an irrigation scheme. This allows the company to grow additional crops during the dry season and diversify its offerings, while securing food supplies to local markets. Additionally, AgDevCo provides guidance on the design and implementation of an outgrower scheme that started in 2015.