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The Republic of Mozambique has among the best records of sustained economic growth in Africa, averaging 8 percent per year over the last decade. However, poverty and undernutrition rates remain high in a country that is acutely vulnerable to drought, flooding, climate change and tropical storms.
Poverty and food insecurity are the main underlying causes of chronic undernutrition in Mozambique, which currently affects 44 percent of children under 5 years old. Food availability is also limited by low yields and inadequate access to markets for many of its citizens.
By improving access to improved agricultural inputs, enhancing access
Results by the numbers*
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 24 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, triple their crop yields.
Under the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, the Government of Mozambique
USAID activities in Mozambique:
Other Feed the Future-supported programs at work in Mozambique
Browse the resources below for more on our food security and nutrition activities in Mozambique.