Feed The Future Impact
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions in Mozambique
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 24.8% of added value (World Bank, 2016)
Percentage of population living in rural Mozambique (World Bank, 2015)
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
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
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY16
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY16 from agricultural sales
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY16 across Mozambique
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY16
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.