Most of Mozambique's population live and work in rural areas. Mozambique is endowed with ample arable land, water, energy, as well as mineral resources and newly discovered natural gas offshore, three deep seaports and a relatively large potential pool of labour. 

Mozambique's main challenge is diversifying the economy. The government seeks to move away from the current focus on capital-intensive projects and low-productivity subsistence agriculture. It aims to strengthen the key drivers of inclusion, such as improved quality education and health service delivery, which could, in turn, improve social indicators.

facts and Figures

  • Area: 801,590 km2
  • Population: 30 million
  • Capital: Maputo

Swisscontact in Mozambique

  • since 2013


Upskilling and reskilling, Labour market insertion
Skills to Build
In close collaboration with the private sector, the project promotes improved competitiveness in the construction sector through specific training measures. In this way, the employment conditions and incomes of 470 already employed construction workers are to be improved or increased. In addition, 1 150 unskilled unemployed youth interested in...
Sustainable agriculture
The project aims to improve the farmers' adoption rate of improved high yielding maize and bean varieties (currently well below 20%) and drought-resistant crops with a short production cycle.The project will raise awareness through trials and campaigns to promote drought resistant tropical varieties of vegetables as well as appropriate...
Sustainable agriculture
Increasing Incomes of Horticultural Smallholder Farmers
The Horti-Sempre project seeks to improve the livelihoods of local small-scale horticultural producers through adequate facilitation that enables access to relevant products and services which aid in an increased capacity to produce and compete in the market.Agriculture is the foundation of Northern Mozambique’s economy and employs over 80% of...


Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Young people gain skills, knowledge and attitude through vocational training
Mrs. Regula Chavez-Malgiaritta, Swisscontact Country Director in Mozambique who also doubles up as the Skills to Build Project Manager, gives us some insights on a skills development project currently being implemented in Maputo City and Province. The Skills to Build project is financed by the Christa Foundation among other donors. As part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, it is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
"Wherever I go, I can inspire someone." Challenging gender stereotypes in metalwork
For a long time, technical fields were considered to be male-dominated. Today, however, more and more women including trainee Celeste De Lurdes Taberela are challenging this notion. She gladly talks about her experience as a student in the vocational technical course offered by the Metalworking Training Center in partnership with Swisscontact’s Skills to Build project in Mozambique. The course trains young people in producing industrial parts with turning and milling machines.
Sustainable agriculture
Promoting good practices in post-harvest to reduce vegetable losses and increase the competitiveness
An initiative focused on the promotion of post-harvest technologies and practices to improve and increase the productivity and competitiveness of the horticultural sector of small farmers is being implemented by the Horti-Sempre project in Nampula and Cabo Delgado provinces. The project not only aims at enabling farmers to increase productivity, but also at improving the quality and presentation of their products to be offered to end markets.
Country Director Mozambique and Project Team Leader Skills to Build
Regula Chavez-Malgiaritta


Swisscontact works in Mozambique to improve the livelihoods of its inhabitants through interventions designed for the construction and agricultural sectors.

In the North and Central parts of Mozambique, Swisscontact works with the agricultural industry and is committed to ensuring food security for smallholders and stimulating an increase in their production. This allows the target groups to increase their competitiveness in the market through the implementation of an all-inclusive approach that is applied through all projects. To the south, Swisscontact shifts its focus to improving the competitiveness of young people in the construction industry. It implements a construction project to train and certify unemployed youth and low-skilled workers. Success is achieved through collaboration with the private sector, which subsequently creates long-term employment opportunities.


Swisscontact Mozambique has many years of experience in the design and implementation of projects within the Skills Development and Enterprise Promotion working areas.

Project Management

Swisscontact has a proven track record of success in developing and implementing comprehensive and sustainable projects in Mozambique.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Swisscontact designs interventions that improve smallholder access to suitable products and services which help them increase their output capacity and competitiveness. 

Skills Development

Swisscontact designs and implements non-formal life skills interventions, facilitates capacity building and certifies youth consequently improving their competitiveness in the construction industry.

Other Products and Services

Swisscontact conducts, reviews and updates economic market surveys and is informed on the country-specific economic trends, opportunities and sectors - private and public.

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Our Team
The abilities and readiness for action of our employees are decisive for our projects’ ability to achieve sustainable impact, as well as our long-term success. As an attractive employer, Swisscontact invests in a positive management and work culture. This is defined by our fundamental understanding of development intended to serve not only our beneficiaries in project countries but our employees as well.


Swisscontact in Mozambique

Av. Tomás Nduda 410 Maputo
Av. Josina Machel, n° 28 Nampula