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					Improving farmers livelihoods through multi-
stakeholder innovation platforms for linking
 smallholder farmers to research, extension
    and business in Central Mozambique

          Dr. Nelson Mango (CIAT)
         Dr. Eduardo Joaquim (IIAM)
               Project goal

To improve the livelihoods of 10,000 smallholder
farm families in Mozambique directly through at
least a 30% increase in productivity of selected
cereal, legume and high value crops and a 50%
increase in incomes while sustaining the natural
resource base.
                  Purpose
To improve linkages between research, extension
and NGOs in Mozambique and to build the
capacity of research and extension staff in
participatory approaches for working with farmer
groups to improve access to technical innovations
and emerging market opportunities
              Project approach

The project uses an Innovation Platform approach to
build capacity of research and extension staff to
apply participatory approaches for working with
farmers.
Project Innovation Platforms (IP) sites



                                        KEY
                             Zambezia
                             province   1 Cabo Delgado
                                        2 Gaza
                                        3 Inhambane
                   Sofala               4 Manica
                  province
                                        5 Maputo-Cidade

            Manica                      6 Maputo
           province                     7 Nampula
                                        8 Niassa
                                        9 Sofala
                                        10 Tete
                                        11 Zambezia
 CIAT’s steps towards IAR4D using IP as a driver
                                    Developing and 
                                    promoting production 
            Building capacity to    – marketing models
            champion increased 
            productivity

Understanding 
how to produce 
                       Results

Province   District     Community    Commodities 
                        IPs          promoted
Manica     Manica       Dororo       Maize, Beans


                        Belas        Maize, Beans,
                                     Cabbage
           Barue        Barue        Maize, Pigeon pea,
                                     Beans
Sofala     Gorongosa    Nhabirira    Maize, Cabbage,
                                     Onions, Potatoes,
                                     Tomatoes
Zambezia   Mopeia       Caline       Maize, Pigeon Pea,
                                     Sesame, Cassava
IP Meeting in Belas
                 Results

            IP   No. Farmers in        Follower 
                       IP              Farmers 
                                   (registered in IP)
Dororo                 83                 450

Belas                  62                 750

Barue                  35                 954

Nhabirira              50                 400

Caline                40                 405
     Plugged in Support Technologies:
In rain fed areas conservation farming is encouraged.
In riparian areas irrigation is being used.
In all the areas farmers are being encouraged to apply
fertilizers and organic manures.
         Linking Farmers to Markets
   District    Community IP         Input/output Market

Manica        Dororo          PANNAR, IAV, Manica Mbeu,
                              Dengo Comercial, Deca
              Belas           PANNAR, SEMOC, Manica Mbeu,
                              Companhia de Vanduzi, IAV,
                              Deca
Barue         Barue           SEMOC, Deca, Dengo
                              Commercial, Nzara ya Pera,
                              PANNAR
Gorongosa     Nhabiriria      Sabati, World Food Programme,
                              Local traders

Mopeia        Caline          Matuel Comercial, Local traders
                              Lessons learnt
 IPs improve markets by improving institutions
  involved, infrastructure, market access, and
  information
 Improves productivity if the right commodity is
  selected and the right socio technical landscape
  targeted
 IPs may become crucial role player in changing
  policies through:
     Identifying ‘problem Policies’
     Develop appropriate policies
     Test and refine policies
   Provide elegant opportunity for monitoring
    impacts, evaluation and adaptation
    Tracing Impact of IP in Belas
                          Domingo’s new house
Domingo’s current house   under construction
 Tracing Impact of IP in Nhabirira

Increased income   Improved welfare
Tracing Impact of IP in Nhabirira
Nhabirira before IP   Nhabirira after IP
                               Challenges
 Heterogeneity of farmers: need to
  target technologies to type of
  farmers
 Limited individual and institutional
  capacities and skills for engaging
  effectively in alternative
  approaches to innovation
  development.
 It takes time to establish a fully
  functional innovation platforms.
 Climate variability
 Continuous emergence of new pests
  and diseases. Some are resistant to
  chemicals in the market.
 Agriculture inputs are still limited,
  costly in general and sometimes very
  difficult to be accessed by poor
  farmers.
     The win-win situation of IPs
   Farmers are better off than before
   Input markets sell to farmers at a profit
   Output markets get regular supply of better quality
    products
   Farmers benefit from extension advice and
    technologies from NARES and progress made
    reflects positively on the MoA
   IARCs have access to delivery mechanism for their
    technologies variety based, (carrier technologies) as
    well as NRM-based (support technologies)
Where are we now?
       Work plan for this season

                                    Developing and
                                    promoting production –
             Building capacity to   marketing models
             champion increased
             productivity


Understanding
how to produce
                        Project Partners
 International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
 International Centre for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT)
 Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique (IIAM)
 National Directorate of Agricultural Extension (DNEA), Zambezia, Manica and
    Sofala Provinces
•   Catholic agency for overseas aid and development (CARITAS)
•   University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
•   University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)
•   Catholic University of Mozambique (CUM)


Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) 
via the Austrian Development Agency
Obrigado pela atenção prestada

				
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