Escolha Do Povo (“EDP”) is an agri-processing and poultry project in Mozambique’s Tete Province, on the main route between Tete and Lilongwe in Malawi. Escolha Do Povo aims to be a major player in grain and poultry production, processing, distribution, and procurement. EDP has a network of155 000 small-scale operators, providing a unique springboard into local production and procurement of maize and soya. At the same time, it empowers small-scale farmers to raise broilers though an EDP accredited training programme. This is where commercial and social enterprise meet.
Escolha Do Povo has worked alongside the government to align objectives from the start of the project in August 2015, focusing on food security, employment, and up-skilling of Mozambicans, all of which have boosted small-scale agriculture. The project supplies broiler day-old chicks, , broiler and pigfeed and super maize flour for human consumption.
The investment includes a maize-milling plant with capacity of 2 tons per hour, a feed mill with a capacity of 3 tons per hour and access to 10 000 tons of on-site raw-material storage facilities. The hatchery can double output to 120 000-day-old chicks per week.