Most notable results

The project’s mission is to make the horticulture sector in Northern Mozambique more competitive against imports from other provinces (i.e., Maputo, Niassa, Manica, among others) and abroad through increased productivity, quality, and deseasonalisation of smallholder vegetable production. 
  • Outreach to 48,329 beneficiaries: The project was highly successful in its outreach to SHF. The project planned to support through different work streams 25,000 SHF (commercial, semi-commercial, subsistence SHF) to increase their net annual income by 30%. By December 2021, the project reached out to 48,329 producers through different work streams.
  • 58% of farmers adopted knowledge and use of technologies and increased income by 32% (target 30%): Of the total number of producers who had access to the services of Horti-Sempre, 27,900 (58%) adopted knowledge and technology, which allowed them to increase their annual net income by 32%.
  • Productivity of average crop yield per SHF and year increased by 40% (compared to the target of 30%): The analysis of the average increase in net yield per crop was done by comparing the producers who benefited from the project with a control group, who did not have access to benefits.
  • The project aimed at gender equality and the inclusion of vulnerable people. The project supported a relatively high number of women. The project benefited 39% women and 61% men. The comparatively high number of female beneficiaries is very positive because most women of the project region are excluded from economic activities with financial returns.
  • The project leveraged an additional CHF 2,462,310 contributed by partners and beneficiaries to project activities, which corresponds to 35% of the project's budget of CHF 6,994,760. Besides the implementation challenges in a thin market ecosystem with several external shocks, the project could leverage considerable financial contributions.
  • A dynamic market for inputs and products: There was hardly any input supplier in the provinces when the project started. Today, we experience a progressive and dynamic development of the input market. The dynamics have changed, and the project can work and coordinate with strong market actors, both at international and national levels. Although there are many aspects to be improved and resolved, horticulture in the north of the country is becoming relevant.