Mosambik: ICT4Agriculture support in Contract Farming

Funding:

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ

Consulting:

COMO via Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ

Project

Analysis of the potential of introducing ICT in Contract Farming in Mozambique.

Enhancing value chain efficiency trough better information management in contract farming has a high potential. A higher quality of the products, shorter transport times and better planning basis are advantageous for the buyer, direct access to sound knowledge, faster payment and a better market access are benefits for the farmer.  Traceability, difficult to achieve without ICT, is becoming important for export and fair trade. Internet access by Smartphones is given almost everywhere worldwide which allows to apply modern technologies in remote areas. The project is designed as a pilot with Companhia do Vanduzi as partner. Later upscaling is foreseen if the project proofs to be successfull.

 

Date

11. August 2016

Category

Food Security, Geoinformatik, Transport