Txopela

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  • Country: Mozambique
  • Award period: August 2016 - July 2018

Txopela Investments and the cooperative COPAZA are investing in the creation of a company called Sociedade Beneficiamento Sementes (SBS) to develop it into a profitable supplier of certified seed and other agricultural inputs in Mozambique. 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 Zambézia region.

Outcome: SBS's facility will produce and sell 450 metric tons of improved soy, pigeon pea, sesame, and common bean seeds. SBS's customers will include 3,600 farmers, 20 percent of them women.