What is ProSAVANA

Triangular Co-operation Programme for Agricultural Development of the Tropical Savannah in Mozambique (ProSAVANA)


Improve the livelihood of inhabitants of Nacala Corridor through inclusive and sustainable agricultural and regional development.


1. Improve and modernise agriculture to increase productivity and production, and diversify agricultural production.

2. Create employment through agricultural investment and establishment of a supply chain.


Create new agricultural development models, taking into account the natural environment and socio-economic aspects, and seeking market-orientated agricultural/rural/regional development with a competitive edge.

Principles of ProSAVANA

1. ProSAVANA will be aligned with the vision and objectives of the national agricultural development strategy of Mozambique, the “Strategy Plan for the Agricultural Sector Development – 2011 – 2020 (PEDSA)”,

2. ProSAVANA supports Mozambican farmers in order to contribute to poverty-reduction, food security and nutrition,

3. Activities of ProSAVANA, in particular those involving the private sector, will be designed and implemented in accordance with Principles of Responsible Agricultural Investment (PRAI) and Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests,

4. Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique (MASA) and Local Government, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), will strengthen dialogue and involvement of civil society and other appropriate parties,

5. Appropriate consideration will be given for mitigation of the environmental and social impacts, which might be provided through the activities under ProSAVANA.

Approaches of ProSAVANA

1. Incorporate the results of relevant studies on the natural conditions and socio-economic situations, to support the establishment of appropriate agricultural development models,

2. Increase agricultural productivity and production through appropriate measures, including improvement of farming systems, access to agricultural extension services including techniques and quality/quantity of inputs, value chain system and expansion of farmland,

3. Promote diversification of agricultural production, based on research results to increase profitability,

4. Provide opportunities to change from subsistence agriculture into a sustainable agriculture, with respect given to the farmers´ sovereignty,

5. Strengthen the capacity and the competitiveness of farmers and farmers’ organisations,

6. Enhance the enabling environment to promote responsible investments and activities, aiming to establish a win-win relationship between small-scale farmers and agribusiness firms,

7. Promote and strengthen local leading farmers to disseminate and scale-up development impacts,

8. Establish regional agricultural clusters and develop value chain systems,

9. Promote public and private partnership as one of the driving forces for inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.

Target Area

The region of Nacala Corridor, considered in ProSAVANA, is the area between the parallels 13ºS to 17ºS, covering the Provinces of Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambézia, Niassa and Tete. Nonetheless, the target districts considered in the study for the Programme are Monapo, Muecate, Meconta, Nampula, Mogovolas, Murrupula, Mecubúre, Ribáuè, Lalaua and Malema, in the Nampula Province. Cuamba, Mecanhelas, Madimba, Ngauma, Lichinga, Majune and Sanga, in the Niassa Province. Gurué and Alto Molócuè, in the Zambézia Province.


– Project for Improving Research and Technology Transfer Capacity for Nacala Corridor Agriculture Development, Mozambique.

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– Project for Support of the Agriculture Development Master Plan for Nacala Corridor in Mozambique.

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– Project for Establishment of Development Model at Communities’ Level with Improvement of Rural Extension Service under Nacala Corridor Agriculture Development in Mozambique.

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Coordinating Institutions

The projects implemented under the framework of ProSAVANA are co-ordinated in a harmonious and integrated way by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Mozambique (MASA), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC).