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
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.
Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Mozambique.