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Resilient Agricultural Markets Activity - Beira Coordior (RAMA-BC)

Mozambique woman farmer in field
Credit: Land O'Lakes Venture37

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations


Period of Implementation

December 2016 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Africa: Mozambique

Cities: Manica, Sofala, Tete


$ 10,500,000
€ 10 000 000


Bilateral Aid: USAID


Agriculture & Fisheries

Type of Activity

Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


USAID Feed the Future and Resilient Agricultural Markets Activity – Beira Corridor (RAMA-BC) has supported local producers to increase agricultural productivity, profitability, and resilience. RAMA-BC promotes adoption of sustainable and affordable agricultural technologies and practices through support for and facilitation of private sector engagement to test and develop profitable business models that deliver relevant information, inputs, market links, and finance. The project operates in nine districts in Manica and Sofala provinces. RAMA-BC consists of four components: Behavior Change Communication (BCC) - development and implementation of a comprehensive BCC strategy, multimedia campaign, and local promotion through private partners and civil society. Model Family Farms (MFF) - provision of technical assistance services through a network of community-based demonstration fields and one-hectare Observation Units (OU) (based in agricultural colleges). Sustainable Extension Services - strengthening of private extension services through Model Family Farms and local and community-based service providers, in coordination with public extension services networks. Strengthened Market Systems - tailored technical assistance to private sector partners and assistance to ignite innovation in the agricultural sector.

Project Objectives

Equitably increase agricultural productivity and climate resilience by increasing adoption of CSA technologies and practices

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG3 - Good Health and Well-Being
SDG5 - Gender Equality

Main Indicators

Number of hectares under improved management practices or technologies that promote climate risk reduction and / or natural resources management with USG assistance. Number of individuals in the agriculture system who have applied improved management practices or technologies with USG assistance. Yield of targeted agricultural commodities among program participants with USG assistance. Number of individuals participating in USG food security programs. Value of new USG commitments and private sector investment leveraged by the USG to support food security and nutrition

Impact Measurement

Yields measurements, Interviews, surveys

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 62

Individuals: 39523

Key Tags

Environment, Food Security, Gender