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 «S2B»
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
Access to food and climate resilience through market systems/ Implementation partner of the FAR Programme
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
Food security through climate Adaptation and Resilience
The FAR – Food Security through climate adaptation and resilience - programme started on 1st November 2017 and is implemented by six Implementing Organisations (IOs). They are implementing a portfolio of interventions for tackling food security in the face of climate change. The 6 IOs are coordinated and steered by the Managing Organisation (MO);...
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
HORTI SEMPRE - Smart Solutions for Smart Agriculture
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. The project is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and implemented by Swisscontact and GFA.
IFDC strengthens climate resilience of smallholder farmers after flooding in Buzi
IFDC, the FAR implementation organisation, successfully held two Input and Technology Trade Fairs (ITTFs) to rebuild the agricultural capacity of smallholder farmers in the district of Búzi locality of Bandua on 11 November 2020 and Guara-Guara on 13 November 2020 in response to the poor rice growing season as a result of the floods observed in early February 2020. 
Unirovuma takes over WarestaIndex platform management
Rovuma University has just started managing WarestaIndex system, a digital platform created in 2013 by Swisscontact, Horti-Sempre project, to monitor information on the marketing and prices of various agricultural products at Nampula province level. The Waresta Index provides information on agricultural products regarding prices, volumes moved and their origin.
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