Who are we?

Universities in Maputo, Mozambique, Cape Town,      South Africa, and Berlin, Germany as well as NGOs and government structures active in urban agriculture cooperate closely for the project UFISAMO.

An international, interdisciplinary team unites practitioners and scientists embedded in the institutional landscape of the partner countries.

Consortium Members

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Berlin, Germany


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Centre for Rural Development, Berlin, Germany


Freie Universität Berlin, FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Berlin, Germany


University Eduardo Mondlane, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maputo, Mozambique

University Eduardo Mondlane, Faculty of Veterinary



University of the Western Cape, Institute for Social Development, Bellville, South Africa

University of the Western Cape, Department of Geography, Environmental Studies & Tourism, Bellville, South Africa


Frankenförder Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Luckenwalde, Germany


Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition, Maputo, Mozambique


Abalimi Bezekhaya, Cape Town, South Africa



Since March 2016, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) supports a project on urban agriculture in Cape Town and Maputo.
The objectives of the project are to contribute to improved food and nutrition security of segments of the disfavored urban population and to increased income generation by optimizing production, processing and marketing of agricultural and livestock products.
Applicability of research results is in the foreground: all components of the project are expected to generate information and analysis that can be transferred into “good practices”, extension material, demo-plots, capacity development and vocational training of farmers etc. Details of the project concept can be found in the inception report which is available on request