Moz-Agri, Báruè, Mozambique

Moz-Agri, a livestock farm was established in 2009 by Chris and Filipa Serfontein. The farm was established on virgin land and in extremely difficult conditions; situated 120km from Chimoio, Mozambique, the farm had no electricity, no running water and no agriculture besides subsistence gardening and for the first nine months, the couple lived very simply in tents, working alongside the local people to lay its foundations.

Moz-Agri is a livestock (goat and cattle) farm. The organisation was introduced to us by AgDevCo, who with the support from the MasterCard Foundation, have created a Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) to connect their investees with smallholder farmers. Through this scheme, Moz-Agri aims to provide a reliable and fair market for smallholder farmers to sell their goats and to fulfil the growing demand for high quality packaged meat. Chris and Filipa are committed to the development and support of its community; through its own agricultural activities, Moz-Agri employs 50 people and through buying beans and goats directly and indirectly supports 1,200 people. The farm has an electric mill that is used by local women to mill their own maize, and a shop where families from the local communities can come to barter, trade and buy fresh bread and other goods at subsidised prices. Chris & Filipa also secured a grant to build a medical health post on the farm.


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