The Agency for Development and Entrepreneurship (ADE), intends to bet on incubation and agricultural innovation, as an effective approach and methodology for the modernization of agriculture through skills development and professional training, as a way to promote entrepreneurship and income generation, improve agricultural value chains and increase production and productivity.
It is in the context of this challenge that ADE, in partnership with the Government of Manica Province, will organize on May 12, 2022, in the Village headquarters of the district of Vanduzi, the 1st Regional Forum on Incubation and Agricultural Innovation, “looking mainly at the challenges, resilience and sustainability with the objective of promoting, sharing experiences and lessons learned among different actors, around the role and relevance of incubation and agricultural innovation, as well as, create a space for reflection on the challenges, resilience and sustainability.”
The event will bring together about 80 participants among representatives of public and private institutions, agrarian institutes, academia and research, NGOs, agricultural companies, young producers, entrepreneurs and cooperatives, where several presentations by representatives of the ecosystem institutions are expected with a view to boost innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation, since, the agricultural sector is a source of employability to attract youth.
Associated to the event, an agricultural exhibition is expected to take place with the participation of about 30 young producers, from some districts of Manica province in order to demonstrate the capabilities of young people, under the slogan “Youngsters Committed to Support Agricultural Production”, which will serve as a space for sharing, exchange of experience, contacts, establishment of partnerships and interaction with the market.
The Development and Entrepreneurship Agency has become a reference in the promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, human capital development and policy advocacy that over the past years, has trained about 700 young people and women in various areas, oriented and guided 45 entrepreneurs to access funding and business guidance, with the challenge of directing its focus on rural areas, in addition to having started in 2020 with the implementation of the agro-incubator project, the example of Bàrué, considered a model and reference, and is currently in the phase of replication at national level.
The event is supported by strategic partners, namely, Zambezi Agency (ADVZ), MADER-FNDS, Cereals Institute of Mozambique, ICM, IP, IPEME, IP and Aro Mozambique.