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


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...
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
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...


Pedagogical University and Swisscontact - Skills to Build project sign a partnership agreement
The Director of the Engineering and Technology Faculty of Pedagogica University, UP-Maputo, Prof. Dr. Bendita Donaciano Lopes, and the National Director of Swisscontact Mozambique, Régula-Chávez Malgiaritta signed on 15th March 2021 a cooperation agreement at the headquarters of the Pedagogical University.
Sustainable agriculture
Horti-Sempre and model producer facilitate training of horticultural farmers in the production of seedlings and preparation of the local substrate
The production of seedlings in trays and the use of substrates is a challenge for small horticultural farmers in Nampula, who currently use traditional methods of sowing and transplanting seedlings. To solve this problem, training in good agricultural practices is a solution. Horti-Sempre project is promoting the increase of horticultural crop's productivity through the use of improved seeds, the application of Good Agricultural Practices, low-cost techniques and reducing the losses during the vegetative cycle and in postharvest period. To this end, Horti-Sempre facilitates trainings, crop-days, and producer's exchange of experience among other technological transfer methodologies.  
Sustainable agriculture
Irrigation Field Day: Horti-Sempre promotes agricultural productivity through smart and affordable irrigation solutions
In Nampula, climate change and water scarcity are a challenge for farmers, especially for the ''Associação Verde’’, a women's association in Monapo that produces vegetables and seedlings in trays, for sale in the local market to guarantee the livelihood of their families. Using accessible irrigation solutions, the Horti-Sempre project, implemented by Swisscontact and financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), promoted the installation of a mixed gravity and drip irrigation systems to the association´s plots. The system adhered by the “Associação Verde” will allow maximizing production at all seasons of the year and reducing the effort to keep its crops irrigated. 
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.

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