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Over $30 Million To Help Poor Farmers

Mozambique: UN Agency Supplies Over $30 Million To Help Poor Farmers

Small farmers in Mozambique, where two-thirds of the population live below the poverty line, will be able to boost their incomes thanks to a new $31 million boost from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD.

The new scheme seeks to help 200,000 smallholder farmers and 375 small-scale traders to market their surpluses more profitably to augment their earnings by improving the terms of trade for the planters.

It will increase access to agricultural markets, as well as create stronger links between Government agencies, farmers’ organizations, agribusiness enterprises and service providers.

The programme – co-financed by the group the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa – also aims to improve transport, leading to better access to markets and social services.

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