Mozambique

Feed the Future Country Fact Sheet

Country Profile
Mozambique
In Mozambique, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Mozambique and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
6.48
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions in Mozambique
Poverty
62
Percent
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions
Stunting
51.5
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in the Feed the Future target regions
Rural
68
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Mozambique (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
7.4
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 29% of added value (World Bank, 2013)
Farmers
41.6
Thousand
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
$12
Million
Total income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
316
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY14 across Mozambique
Land
46
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$2.5
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY14
Mozambique has among the best records of sustained economic growth in Africa

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 in Mozambique of chronic undernutrition, which currently affects 44 percent of children under 5. 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

Results by the numbers

  • Nearly 41,600 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 46,000 hectares of land in Mozambique with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers had total agricultural product sales of more than $11.5 million last year.
  • Feed the Future leveraged more than $2.5 million

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 the Government

Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Mozambique.

  • Africa Agriculture Technology Foundation
  • Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development
  • CGIAR
  • Development Credit Authority Loan Portfolio Guarantee
  • Enabling Agricultural Trade
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Climate-Resilient Beans
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Grain Legumes
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Peanut Productivity and Mycotoxin Control
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Agriculture and

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Target Regions

Map of target regions for Feed the Future investment in Mozambique