Mozambique

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
6.55
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions in Mozambique
Poverty
67
Percent*
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Stunting
52
Percent*
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in the Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Rural
68
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Mozambique (World Bank, 2015)
GDP
6.3
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 26% of added value (World Bank, 2015)
Farmers
24.9
Thousand
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY15
Sales
$23
Million
New sales of agricultural products as result of Feed the Future assistance in FY15
Nutrition
326
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY15 across Mozambique
Land
21.7
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY15
Investment
$744
Thousand
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY15
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 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-

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

  • CGIAR

  • Development Credit Authority Loan Portfolio Guarantee

  • Enabling Agricultural Trade

  • The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program

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