Empowering women to foster organic farming and food processing
The initiative offers training in organic farming, technology-enhanced food processing as well as on business management and sales to disadvantaged girls from the O Viveiro centre and women farmers from the community. The fruit and vegetables grown on enterprise and community land are processed into oil, jam, peanut butter and sauces, and then sold to the local market through O Viveiro’s two shops and restaurant in Chitima.
Women from local farms receive training on soil productivity enhancement and crop rotation techniques. The products are marketed through a micro-cooperative of women from the community.
The enterprise also supports food security by increasing productivity through improved farming and food preservation techniques and generates additional income opportunities for the community.
O Viveiro Tete is a Mozambican NGO running a home and handicrafts training centre for orphans and disadvantaged girls, and marketing their products
O Viveiro Onlus, its Italian partner organisation, is responsible for lobbying, fundraising and international product marketing.
Braco Srl donated machinery and provided two technicians for a three-month training for initiative leaders.
The 2015 SEED Awards in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia are supported by the Government of Flanders, which is active in Southern Africa.