Partnership period: August 2016 – August 2018
ACHIEVEMENTS: The Sociedade Beneficiamento Sementes (SBS) facility will produce and sell 450 metric tons of improved soy, pigeon pea, sesame, and common bean seeds during the program partnership. SBS customers will include 3,600 farmers, 20 percent of them women.
PURPOSE: Develop a profitable supplier of certified seed and other agricultural inputs in Mozambique.
APPROACH: Txopela Investments and the cooperative COPAZA are investing in the creation of a business called Sociedade Beneficiamento Sementes. With TechnoServe’s support, SBS will establish a facility for cleaning, grading, storing, and packaging improved seed. SBS will distribute other agricultural inputs and provide training, mechanization, offtaking, and other services to smallholder farmers in the Alta Zambezia region.