The Republic of Mozambique has among the best records of sustained economic growth in Africa, averaging 7 percent per year over the last decade. However, poverty and undernutrition rates remain high in a country that is acutely vulnerable to drought, flooding and tropical storms.
Poverty and food insecurity are the main underlying causes in Mozambique of chronic undernutrition. Food availability is limited by low yields and inadequate access to markets for many citizens.
By enhancing access to improved agricultural inputs and finance, forging public-private partnerships, providing business development services, and improving the business enabling
Results by the Numbers
Nearly 24,900 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices to their farms last year with Feed the Future’s help.
Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 21,700 hectares of land in Mozambique with Feed the Future’s help last year.
Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers achieved total agricultural product sales of nearly $23,000.
Mozambique has the potential to become a breadbasket for the region, with vast amounts of available fertile land and its beneficial geographic location along major trade corridors and ports. Agriculture is a key component of the economy, accounting for over 29 percent of gross domestic product and 80 percent of the labor force, and is critical for economic development and poverty alleviation. With improved inputs and practices, Mozambique’s farmers could, on average, double their crop yields.
Under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the Government of Mozambique and G-8 members have endorsed a country-specific Cooperation Framework, through which
Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Mozambique.
Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation
Africa Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)
Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development
Development Credit Authority Loan Portfolio Guarantee
Enabling Agricultural Trade
The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program
Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Mozambique.