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Country Context

  • 52.7 Percent
    2017 target of prevalence of poverty in Feed the Future target regions
  • 46.7 Percent
    2017 target of prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years old in Feed the Future regions

Value Chains

  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Chickpeas
  • Maize/corn
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  • 6.55 Million

    Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions in Mozambique

  • 3.8 Percent

    Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 24.8% of added value (World Bank, 2016)

  • 68 Percent

    Percentage of population living in rural Mozambique (World Bank, 2015)

  • 67 Percent

    Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2015

Our Strategy


Increase equitable growth in the agriculture sector


Promote policy analysis and advocacy to improve the enabling environment


Support the Government of Mozambique’s country investment plan


Foster agricultural research and development


Enhance agribusiness and rural access to finance


Promote and integrate activities in community-level agriculture; nutrition; and water, sanitation and hygiene to improve nutrition


Increase production of soy, cowpeas, pigeon peas, and orange-fleshed sweet potatoes

Our Progress

  • 87 Thousand

    Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY16

  • $79 Million

    New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY16 from agricultural sales

  • 148 Thousand

    Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY16 across Mozambique

  • $9.6 Million

    New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY16

Our Work

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 environment, Feed the Future is helping farmers expand the productivity, processing and marketing of their crops to earn more income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Mozambique is the second-largest formal exporter of food in the southern African region and could progress toward a trade surplus if regulation and agricultural practices improve. Its strategic location and trade corridors make the country a key player in regional and global food security.


These results reflect information that the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Peace Corps reported into Feed the Future’s central monitoring system for fiscal year 2016 (FY16). For more information on the indicators above, please view our Feed the Future Indicator Handbook. Impact data on poverty and stunting are from the 2015 Feed the Future Interim Assessment. All dollar amounts are listed in U.S. dollars.

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