MOZ-AGRI

Our social impact
livelihood
IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS

In 2016, Moz-Agri created a goat market for 1,906 smallholders and sourced its feed from farmers . It employs 41 FTE staff and has created opportunities for 3 entrepreneurial traders.
Lift in income
UPLIFT IN INCOME
Average incomes increased to $51 for each smallholder farmer and $174 for each employee. Total revenue generated for the smallholders was $98,055 in 2016.
Food security
FOOD SECURITY
The company provides a maize mill on a toll-fee basis for local families to use it. The sales of goat meat in the region provided proteins to thousands on top of average staples.
Community
IMPROVED COMMUNITIES
In 2009, Moz-Agri built a farm shop and community clinic for the local community and, in 2010, acquired a maize mill that benefited hundreds of families in the area.
Real lives
Barue community, MOZ-AGRI, Mozambique
Small-scale farmers and their families used to walk miles to mill their grain and buy basic goods. Now, around fifteen families a day use the maize mill on the farm, bought and managed by Moz-Agri’s main shareholder. A small shop is operated on low margins and sells basic products, including offal. A fully subsidised medical clinic means people no longer travel vast distance for basic medical products, and the possibility of expanding this through further investment is being evaluated.
"WE NOW FEEL WE BELONG TO A PROPER COMMUNITY WITH A MILL, SHOP AND MEDICAL CENTRE ON OUR DOORSTEP."
Overview
The Challenges

Moz-Agri is a goat/cattle/sheep producer and processor established in 2009 that operates in Barue, in the Manica province. It aims to provide a reliable and fair market for smallholder farmers to sell their goats and cattle, and to fulfil the growing demand for high quality packaged meat. The company started by buying goats on a large scale in Manica and Tete and plans to expand this to address the unmet demand across Mozambique. The company started in 2009 on virgin land and under extremely difficult conditions.

Our Approach

AgDevCo, on the behalf of the BAGC, has made an equity investment and also provided shareholder loans worth $582,407 to fund, amongst others, the construction of an abattoir and working capital. Prior to this, the original Directors and shareholders invested $582,407 in capital and operation costs over a period of two years. This foundation laid by the original shareholders together with AgDevCo´s involvement has attracted other investors, such as Banco Terra, GAIN and FINAGRO to help the business expand.

Our Impact
  • Goats purchased from 1,906 smallholder farmers, of which 10% were female..
  • 41 people employed, including 12 women.
  • Outgrowers engaged to supply feed.
  • Active involvement in improving the local community from the outset.

 

investment
$582,407
Committed Investment
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