NCBA CLUSA, through its PROMAC II project (funded by the Embassy of Norway in Maputo), identified 3,000 smallholder farmers that could benefit from the Action Africa program. Selected farmers were part of PROMAC II´s extension network and thus were receiving technical assistance to adopt conservation agriculture practices.
NCBA CLUSA’s initiative was also implemented in partnership with the PROMAC II´s agrodealer network who not only stored and assisted with the distribution of the fertilizer, but also worked closely with the project team to ensure that improved seeds were available for purchase (at a subsidized price) by farmers receiving the fertilizer. The seeds made available to the farmers were from Phoenix Seeds and insured against floods and droughts by Hollard Seguros as part of the USAID funded and NCBA CLUSA managed SEEDS+ project – the first time in Mozambique that smallholder insurance has been automatically bundled with commercial inputs.
More details on the Action Africa program can be found here: