Through a Strategic Partnership Grant, USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub partnered with the Export Trading Group (ETG) to help ETG establish a Warehouse Receipts System (WRS) on four selected warehouse sites in Mozambique.
WRS enables farmers and medium-sized traders to store their grains securely, use the stored grain to leverage credit, and sell their crops later in the season when prices are generally higher.
As part of the grant, emerging grain traders are receiving training and access to finance, while registered farmers will participate in WRS through aggregation centers, associations, and farm clubs. An ETG warehouse location in Chimoio is also being upgraded through the grant to store up to 5,000 tons of grain when completed.
As of May 2015, warehouse receipts in Mozambique are now being issued online at the www.mozwarehouse.com gateway.