Professional training in Mozambique: agriculture and carpentry

  Project title

Professional training in Mozambique: agriculture and carpentry


Marrere, Mecubùri, Netia, Nampula province, Mozambique

  Starting point

Weakened by 15 years of civil war, Mozambique is presently one of the poorest countries on the planet. Almost totally destructed by the war, the educational system is difficult to rebuild and an entire generation has been deprived of training and education. In 2011, starting from the observation that the poor quality of teaching and the lack of professional skills amongst the young people led to unemployment, the government decided to call upon international cooperation to develop professional training.

   About the project

This project focuses on two specific fields: carpentry and agriculture, these sectors tend to develop the country’s natural resources and fit into the economy at a local level.

Agricultural path: The Rural-Family-Schools (RFS) supported by ASED, offer alternate teaching in agricultural training. Thus, simultaneously actor and recipient of the training, the rural world benefits from the dynamism and innovation pertaining to the method. In coordination with the public authorities, local universities and NGOs, the purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency of the field of agricultural training and to strengthen it with the construction of new infrastructures.

Carpentry path: In the professional school of Marrere, a new workshop and a state recognized mid-level carpentry training are planned. The offer will at a later date be completed by a locksmith training as well as a management course for executives. The proposed carpentry training is part of the “companions of duty” methodology.


DISOP, Cargill Genève,


2012 – 2013