WESTFALIA FRUTO

Our social impact
livelihood
IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS

In 2017, Westfalia employed 191 people and the company gave access to avocado and litchi export markets to 20 outgrowers.
Lift in income
UPLIFT IN INCOME
Westfalia, by acting as a distribution agent for outgrowers, enabled them to sell to Europe and to obtain an average income uplift of $11,881 per outgrower. Employees had an income uplift equal to $800 each.
Food security
FOOD SECURITY
The company will bring together all stakeholders along the value chain to establish a high-value fruit exporting industry in the country.
Community
IMPROVED COMMUNITIES
The investment radically transformed the lives of small litchi and avocados producers who now have access to the profitable EU market. Other small producers, encouraged by the success and income of the members of the Manica Litchi Growers Association, are seriously investing in litchi or improving the quality of their production to meet the export standards. The number of growers linked to Westfalia has been increasing every year.
Real lives
Isabel Vilanculo, WESTFALIA FRUTO, Mozambique
Together with partner, Westfalia South Africa, AgDevCo’s support has helped Mrs Vilanculos to be amongst the first Mozambican exporters to sell into the EU market. Earnings from litchi exports have been invested in irrigation, which she expects will double revenue this year and represents a first step towards transforming Mozambique into a fruit exporting country.
"MY BUSINESS ASPIRATIONS HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED AND SO HAS MY FAMILY’S LIVELIHOOD. "
Overview
The Challenges

Westfalia Fruto is a greenfield avocado investment in Zembe locality, Manica Province in Mozambique. The lack of reliable heavy equipment has delayed the development of orchards but the planting has been completed in 2017 and now the 250 ha are fully planted. The company is also creating an outgrower scheme for litchi procurement and processing to give to the outgrowers access to the more profitable export market.

Our Approach

AgDevCo partnered with Westfalia South Africa to create a farm hub that will transform Mozambique into a fruit-exporting country. A 25% equity stake was taken by AgDevCo to finance land clearance and avocado orchard planting. A loan was also committed to purchase farming equipment and for working capital purposes. AgDevCo will also play a pivotal role in the design and implementation of the outgrower scheme.

 

Our Impact
  • First avocado export in 2017.
  • Implementation of a growing litchi outgrower scheme.
  • Outgrowers were helped to successfully obtain GlobalGap certification and access the EU export market.
  • 191 FTE employees in 2017. The number of employees has constantly increased from the time our investment, as has the percentage of women.
investment
$ 3,870,980
Committed Investment
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