Farmers Club - Fostering Food Security and Income Generation Among Small-Scale Farmers

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A new Farmers’ Club Project was launched on the 25th of November 2014 in Caia, Sofala Province. The Farmers’ Clubs for wealth creation among smallholder farmers in Mozambique is a 4-year project (2014-2018) financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented in the Districts of Maringue and Caia in Sofala Province and Districts of Namacurra and Nicoadala in Zambezia Province by ADPP Mozambique and SNV. The total budget of the Project is of USD 10 million.

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security and improving the life of over 14,000 small-scale farmers and their families in the selected districts. This will be done through the establishment of Farmers’ Clubs, training their members in sustainable agricultural practices, and strengthening the farmers’ productivity and farming diversification through various agricultural inputs. A special focus will also be given to improving the farmers’ access to markets and financial resources through micro-financing and marketing training as a ways to better integrate them to the local value chains. The Project will also improve the farmers’ water and sanitation conditions and raise their awareness on various health and environmental issues, including on the mitigation of the negative effects of climate change. Special emphasis will be given to women led-households and young farmers.

As all ADPP programs, the Farmers' Club Program also includes interventions in the crosscutting areas of health, literacy, gender and human rights. The farmers are also trained in climate change issues as a ways to strengthen their capacities in mitigating and adapting to the negative effects of global warming and ensuring food security in the future.

Since the beginning of the Program in 2006, the Farmers' Club Program has benefitted over 31,046 farmers in 7 different provinces and reached altogether 240,000 people in these areas. It he has shown to be an effective and sustainable way of addressing the most pressing questions of rural food insecurity and poverty and to respond well to the factual needs of rural populations in the country. Today, the Farmers' Clubs are an integral part of the Sector Wide Approach for Agriculture in Mozambique.

A new Farmers’ Club Project was launched on the 25th of November 2014 in Caia, Sofala Province. The "Farmers’ Clubs for wealth creation among smallholder farmers in Mozambique" is a 4-year project (2014-2018) financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented in the Districts of Maringue and Caia in Sofala Province and Districts of Namacurra and Nicoadala in Zambezia Province by ADPP Mozambique and SNV.The total budget of the Project is of USD 10 million.

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