Case study

Market systems resilience mitigates COVID-19 impact on smallholder farmers

Lessons searned from InovAgro in Northern Mozambique

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InovAgro leads initiatives to develop stronger, more inclusive, commercially driven and competitive market systems for agricultural input supply in Northern Mozambique.

As COVID-19 restrictions change the ways businesses and farmers must operate, Mozambique’s deeper and more diversified market systems are demonstrating their resilience. InovAgro’s targeted support to build stronger market systems is allowing many agribusinesses to continue to deliver their services for the benefit of smallholder farmers, without the need for outside assistance.

This case study describes how six years of interventions and the building of strong relationships have helped InovAgro address the core challenges of the global pandemic.