Cargill in Mozambique
In 2013, Cargill established its first grain and oilseed origination and trading office in Beira. It is sourcing from and providing support to local farmers, as well as servicing local and regional customers.
- Grain and oilseed trading
Corporate Social Responsibility
Cargill is committed to operating responsibly as we pursue our goal to be the global leader in nourishing people. We are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way; reducing our environmental impact; and improving the communities where we live and work.
We have worked with the Aga Khan Foundation since 2012, providing a $1.35 million investment to improve the Bilibiza Agriculture Institute in order to enhance and expand educational possibilities for farmers in northern Mozambique. The partnership has enabled the Institute, the only full vocational school for agriculture in Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique, to enhance its teaching curriculum, improve infrastructure for students and teachers and reach more student farmers in the northern region. Since the beginning of Cargill’s support to IABil, 111 students have graduated from the school with a Level 5 certificate in Agriculture or Extension in two graduation ceremonies. Several improved agricultural production techniques have been adopted and new income generating opportunities have been implemented, including a poultry project. The next phase of support will include an internship programme to offer students work experience in Cargill’s operations in the country. Cargill has provided over $600,000 to the Swiss based NGO, ASED, towards supporting two vocational schools in the country, one is a dual education agricultural school in Mecubùri and the other a carpentry school programme in Marrere. The programmes which started in 2012 are aiming to improve the efficiency of agricultural training through the development of an agriculture school network as well as providing the schools with better infrastructure and equipment and improved technical levels of the students. Funds have also helped improve access to safe drinking water through the installation of four freshwater wells.
In 2015 we donated hippo water rollers to 200 chicken farmers in the Nampula Province. These rollers are designed in Africa and enable people to collect, transport and store five times more water than a single bucket by simply rolling them along the ground. They vastly improve the farmers’ efficiency, saving them time and energy as well as providing a positive social impact that is far reaching.
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