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PAMA (Agricultural Markets Support Programme) Mozambique


Titre : PAMA Support Programme (Mozambique)

Pays : Mozambique

Durée : 1999 - 2006

Institution initiatrice : International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Emprunteur : Republic of Mozambique
Organisme d’exécution : National Institute for Rural Development (INDER)

Zone d’intervention et Groupes cibles

PAMA (Portuguese acronym for Agricultural Markets Support Programme)

The project will be national in scope, although the bulk of its expenditure will be associated with three focal areas within the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Niassa in the north and Maputo in the south. In the former two, there is high agricultural potential, particularly for maize and cotton, and improved market linkages could significantly increase family sector incomes. In the latter there are major national markets (vegetables and fruit) close by ; they have MAP and donor extension services present, and smallholder irrigation associations are in place ; and here, too, there are potential market linkages to be exploited. The focal areas are seen as a testing ground for technical and financial initiatives and for the development of an institutional framework at the provincial and local levels. The total population of the focal areas is around 230 000 households, of which between 10-20% are women-headed.
Poverty is widespread in rural Mozambique ; there is little economic stratification, and it is appropriate to equate the smallholder sector with the rural poor. Within the smallholder sector, the majority of households are involved to some degree in the market economy, while those that are not are likely to be constrained by their lack of access to a market and the terms upon which they are obliged to participate in it. Thus all households – those that do not enter the market, those that sell, those that buy, and the many that do both – are currently victims of the poor market organization, with little choice in where they conduct their transactions, with whom, and at what price. The development of equitable and sustainable market linkages is therefore of acute importance to all smallholder producers. All will benefit from improved market access that will stimulate increased levels of production, with a gradual shift in the allocation of resources to those crops in which the household has a comparative advantage ; increased levels of sales ; and higher incomes. Significantly for improved household food security, it might also be expected to result in improved availability of staple foodstuffs and a reduction in the prices thereof. The project’s target group will therefore constitute all smallholder households in the focal areas, and all segments within that target group could be expected to participate in the project and benefit from it. The project’s targeting approach will ensure that all households, including the most vulnerable and women-headed, are able to fully participate in the activities supported.

The overall goal of the project will be to increase smallholder incomes and food security and promote broad-based economic growth through improved market organization. To that end, it will seek to increase : (a) the number of smallholders marketing and buyers purchasing their produce ; (b) the share of end-market prices obtained by smallholders for their produce ; and (c) the total value of smallholder produce marketed. In pursuance of this objective, the project will initiate and test a range of market linkage interventions targeted at smallholders in selected focal areas. Additionally, however, the project will seek to contribute to the development of an enabling framework for Government’s wider Agricultural Markets Support Programme (Programa de Apoio aos Mercados Agricolas – PAMA) by working in close collaboration with other interested partners. Project implementation will take place over a seven-year period

Partenaire (s)  : United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) ; Ministry of Planning and Development ; Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism ; National Roads Authority ; National Institute for Rural Development

Informations financières
Coût total du projet : US$ 26.6 million
Montant du financement FIDA : US$ 22.8 million
Ireland : US$ 1.0 million
Contribution de l’emprunteur : USD 3.8 million

Présentation : IFAD

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