PAA Africa's contributions to the consolidation of PRONAE in Mozambique
The Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA Africa) programme executed a pilot initiative for local food purchases, funded by the Brazilian government and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Implemented in five African countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal), the programme fostered a multisectoral approach to promoting food and nutrition security and income generation for smallholders. The paper analyses Mozambique's local government purchasing strategy, considering its potential, the challenges posed and providing a general evaluation.
This document aims to capitalise on the results of the pilot experience and qualitatively evaluate its contributions to the consolidation of an institutional market strategy for family farming in Mozambique. It presents the key activities under PAA Africa, particularly modalities aimed at supporting production and purchasing from small producers, based on: i) surveys conducted on field trips between April and June 2014 and between October and November 2015; ii) discussions within the PAA Africa Technical Group in 2014 and 2015; iii) individual meetings with direct and indirect programme stakeholders, including programme managers, government, producers and civil society organisations; and iv) official documents on the priorities for Mozambique’s rural sector.