Empowering Agro Dealers in Mozambique: A Digital Revolution Underway

12 Jan 2024

In Maputo, Mozambique, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is spearheading a digital training initiative under the Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor (BAGC) Project. This initiative is equipping agro-dealers with the tools and knowledge to thrive in an increasingly digital agricultural landscape.

One of the pivotal aspects of this project was a comprehensive training program on the Istock management software. This software is designed to streamline inventory management, sales tracking, and overall business operations for agro-dealers. With technology at the forefront, AFAP aimed to empower these agro-dealers to leverage digital solutions effectively.

Following the training sessions, 15 agro-dealers have embraced technology and are now actively using tablets to manage their sales and control their stock efficiently. This transition to digital tools has not only improved their operational efficiency but has also brought them in line with modern business practices.

What’s even more impressive is that 8 out of the 15 agro-dealers have taken their digital transformation a step further. They have invested in receipt printing machines, enabling them to provide clients with instant receipts for their purchases. This not only enhances professionalism but also ensures transparency in their transactions.

This digital revolution is a testament to AFAP’s commitment to fostering sustainable agriculture and enhancing food security in Mozambique. By equipping agro dealers with the right tools and knowledge, AFAP is not only transforming individual businesses but also contributing to the broader goal of agricultural development in the region.