Project profile — Mozambican Rural Women's and Girls' Economic Empowerment (PAEF)


SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2020-03-27 - 2025-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mozambique (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (2.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Family planning (13030) (4.00%)
• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (18.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (76.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)


The project aims to benefit more than 17,000 people in rural districts along Mozambique's North-South Gaza/Maputo corridor and improve the economic empowerment of 2,500 women, especially young women members of agricultural associations affiliated with the União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC). Project activities include: (1) providing training for women, especially young women, on climate-smart agro-food production, decision-making in sexual and reproductive health and rights, economic resource management, literacy and self-esteem; (2) establishing a competitive and sustainable cooperative enterprise with a gender-sensitive business plan and sound cooperative governance practices; (3) delivering products and services for women, especially young women, that promote engagement in high value-added agricultural activities; and (4) training of UNAC, Government of Mozambique and non-governmental organization partners to replicate a cooperative model of sound governance that reduces the vulnerability of women, especially young women, through economic empowerment.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access, use and control of economic and productive resources for women members of agricultural associations in the context of climate change; (2) improved delivery of competitive products and services by the UNAC to women, especially young women, facing climate change challenges; and (3) improved stakeholder practices in strengthening agricultural associations and women’s economic empowerment.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,612,806
Planned disbursement $3,807,251
Transaction Date Type Value
24-06-2024 Disbursement $635,572
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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