Shelling the cashews
Shelling the cashews
Nampula, Mozambique
Sub-Saharan Africa

About ETG

Export Trading Group (“ETG”), the parent company of AGRI Commodities & Finance FZE FZLLC (“ACF”), manages a vertically integrated agriculture supply chain including origination, procurement, processing, warehousing, transport, distribution and merchandising across more than 50 countries, centered around Sub-Saharan Africa. FinDev Canada is supporting critical food supply in Africa through its loan to ETG, improving agricultural output, creating and maintaining local jobs, and providing climate adaptation services for smallholder farmers in Africa.

FinDev Canada’s financial commitment: $80M

Learn more about ETG

I started in 2015 selecting cashews. I managed to build my house, pay for school, and support my family through my work.”

ETG’s Impact

full-time jobs created for women
Provides farming inputs and market access to 600,000 smallholder farmers
Supports about 6,500 jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 50% of which are in the least developed countries, including Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia

Our investment in ETG supports the following SDGs:

SDG 2. Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

SDG 13. Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Two women sort through cashews
Two women sort through cashews

Nampula, Mozambique

Mozambique’s GDP is expected to have a growth of 6% between 2023-20251. The nation’s central economic activity is agriculture, representing almost 30% of the national GDP2 and around 80% of employment in the country3. With 41,000 hectares of agricultural land4 and increased public investment in the area, the sector is also a priority in national development policies. Nampula thrives as a commercial hub, supported by trade, agriculture, and mining.

Map of Mozambique
Inside the facility, with tables of workstations for cashew selection
Inside the facility, with tables of workstations for cashew selection
Outside the facility
Outside the facility
Meet the Photographer

Miora Rajaonary

Miora Rajaonary is a documentary photographer born and raised in Madagascar, currently based in Mauritius. Through her work, she strives to find new angles and stories on cultural and environmental issues in contemporary Africa. For the past three years, Miora has concentrated her efforts on documenting environmental stories focusing on food insecurity. Miora is a National Geographic Explorer. She was named the winner of the Juror’s Choice of the 2019 edition of THE FENCE, the First Prize of the Addis Foto Fest’s Portfolio Review in 2018, and one of the four winners of the inaugural Getty images and Array Grant in 2018.

It was very interesting to witness the positive impact of ETG’s support on agrobusiness in Mozambique, especially to see women benefiting from decent and stable employment conditions.”