A different approach to spurring farmer investment

Teotonio Pereira (center left, in a gray striped shirt) and other representatives from local cashew-growing associations who joined our presentation of the MozaCajú grants program

Teotonio Pereira (center left, in a gray striped shirt) and other representatives from local cashew-growing associations who joined our presentation of the MozaCajú grants program

June 2015

“I have two wives,” he said—in English, surprisingly—then burst into laughter.  That was the only English I exchanged with Teotonio Pereira from Uala.  Continuing in Portuguese, I clarified that Teotonio does not actually have two wives, but he so frequently travels the several hours journey between his farms that it sometimes feels like it.  

Teotonio is one among dozens of large cashew producers we met with as part of a three-week trip around Mozambique’s Zambezia, Nampula, and Cabo Delgado provinces to launch the MozaCajú grants program.

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