Mozambique in southern Africa has faced immense challenges since its independence in 1975. After 16 years of civil war and a huge negative impact of Global Warming it is one of the least developed countries in the world (Place 180 of 189 in the Human Development Index). Even so about 80% of the population is working in the agricultural sector, the development of structures which support cooperatives in the country remains a challenge due to, among others, the perception of cooperatives as a socialistic and government ruled sector.
DGRV is supporting cooperative structures in Mozambique since about 10 years. We are supporting a number of organisations and cooperatives in various sectors financed by the German Ministry for Development and Cooperation (BMZ).
Our work in Mozambique is part of a regional program including South Africa, Malawi, eSwatini and other countries.
Our project work included and includes among many other:
– Implementation of the ILO training “MyCoop” together with the Union of smallholder farmers;
– Market Linkage and production support for primary cooperatives;
– Support to the design, implementation and divulgation of a new cooperative law in Mozambique;
– Support to the APEX Body of cooperatives;
– Support to individual cooperatives for example in the Mandioca and Milk sector;
– Implementation of a Cooperative training scheme;
– Groundwork on the future creation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives;
– Support to and cooperation with the Service Cooperative MIRUKU COOP.
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