Cooperation of smallholder farmers to increase access to market

Cooperation of smallholder farmers to increase access to market

Mozambique has a considerable amount of infrastructure, but at the moment only 35% is being in use for irrigation purposes. This is being caused by various reasons, of which insufficient output market opportunities is the most important. Many crop types (vegetables, fruits) are being imported from other countries, like South Africa. As a result, smallholder farmers have difficulties selling their crops for competitive prices and even faces losses of crops due to decayed crops. This causes insufficient income to invest in new seed and (maintenance of) irrigation infrastructure.

 

Poster of the team

Date

September 2013

Client

Wageningen University

Skills

OAPA

Category

Wetskills Moçambique 2013

Tags
cooperation, market, smallholder farmers, transportation