We design and deliver technical, vocational education and training for the agricultural sector

2017 to today

The Mozambican Agricultural Sector project (TVET), a partnership which commenced with the Manica Superior Polytechnic Institute (ISPM) and has now moved to the  Bandula Technology Transfer Center, provides short, technical and skills specific courses to the agricultural sector – specifically agribusinesses in Manica province who, due to the lack of trained Mozambican staff, have up to now have been forced to recruit staff from nearby Zimbabwe. 

TVET established the Manica Agribusiness Centre (MAC) that has since trained 690 people in courses which are designed and delivered together with private sector partners including Lonagro Mozambique (John Deere representatives, running tractor operator training), Yara Fertilizers (crop nutrition training), A.A.U (Global Gap and SMETA certification) and Phoenix Seeds (seed production and certification). 

Uniquely in Mozambique, courses are all short (under a week), permitting employers to release their staff for trainings. 

Students put their learning into practice on the CAM’s 20 ha Model Farm – a practical classroom and demonstrational space for private sector partners that also provides a space for the CAM’s AgriBusiness Youth Incubator Program (providing the keenest students with the land and start-up funds to kick-start their own production schemes, supported every step of the way by the CAM’s team of experienced agronomists and Farm Manager).