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...


Sustainable agriculture
Field day highlights good agricultural practices in horticultural production in the Montepuez district
To promote good agricultural practices and communication between farmers, agricultural technicians, extension agents, and inputs suppliers the Horti-Sempre project held a Horticultural Field Day at Mr. André Jantara's fields, a vegetable producer in Montepuez district, Cabo Delgado province. 
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Young people from the Ngalunde locality, Marracuene district received their certificate of competence in electricity and locksmithing 
The Alberto Cassimo Institute of Professional Training and Labour Studies (IFPELAC-Machava) celebrated the graduation of  44 young people (14 of which are women) in the specialities of electricity and locksmiths on 17th August 2021.
Initial vocational education and training
The CFPAS (Water and Sanitation Vocational Training Centre) graduates young people in electricity 
The Water and Sanitation Vocational Training Centre delivered partial qualification certificates to 20 young people (11 of which women) in the specialty of electricity, in a ceremony that took place on the 23rd of July in Maputo city. Six of the graduates were young people from Inhaca Island, KaNyaca district, which is 36 km from Maputo city. 
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