Agricultural Input Markets Strengthening Project


CNFA implemented the two-year Agricultural Input Markets Strengthening Project (AIMS) to fill identified market gaps in Mozambique. We developed the capability of private sector agrodealers to respond to increased demand for productive inputs and opportunities for market-oriented agricultural production. Overall, AIMS opened up and established more competitive markets and agrodealer networks as primary channels through which farmers could access improved agricultural technologies, which lead to better crop quality and increased incomes.

Programme Approach:

  • Increased availability of agricultural inputs (fertilizer, improved seed and crop protection products) in the Beira and Nacala corridors, where prospects for commercial agriculture production are improving;
  • Increased adoption of best input technology packages for key commodities in the Beira and Nacala corridors, based on profitability and potential for adoption by smallholders;
  • Reduced fertilizer and seed costs to smallholder farmers and increased input quality and diversity in the market, in turn increasing crop productivity of selected commodities in target areas;
  • Enhanced commercialization of smallholder agriculture through linkages with new input/output markets.

Programme Impact:

  • 215 Participants certified in business management;
  • 36 Total training sessions and project presentations conducted;
  • 56 Trainers trained and certified to teach modules covering: working capital, stock management, record keeping, selling and marketing, costing and pricing, and business relationships;
  • 159 Agrodealers trained and certified by CNFA / AIMS.