Quarterly Newsletter/ vol.1 December 2021
The Transfer Efficient Agricultural Technologies through Market Systems (TEAMS) produced MURIMI, a quarterly newsletter funded by the Swedish Embassy. TEAMS is the continuation of the Food Security through Climate Adaptation and Resilience (FAR-Mozambique) program, now implemented by a consortium of four organizations: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), United Purpose, and Associação Kwaedza Simukai Manica (AKSM). The two-year TEAMS program, running from January 2021 to December 2022, operates through a lean management structure, focusing on Scaling Improved Smallholder Productivity, Scaling Agro-Dealer Networks, and Scaling Proven Technologies. The program employs an inclusive markets approach to enhance smallholder linkages with markets and improve farm productivity. Adapted to climate risks and COVID-19, TEAMS integrates Information and Communications Technologies for Agriculture (ICT4Ag). The MURIMI newsletter showcases the program's progress, highlighting success stories of farmers like Paulo Jossias, a vegetable seedling producer and agro-dealer Augusto Nhama, whose lives have improved significantly through the program. The newsletter also emphasizes adopting climate-smart agriculture and irrigation technologies, transforming the lives of smallholder farmers and promoting food security in Mozambique.
Smallholder farmers, Climate-smart agriculture, Food security