Mozambique

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Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa, bordered by the Mozambique Channel, with South Africa to its south and Tanzania to its north. The climate is tropical to subtropical.

 

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AGRICULTURE

As of 2012, the GDP for Mozambique was $26 billion, with an ongoing growth rate of about 7 percent. Mozambique’s agriculture sector represents 24 percent of GDP, with primary exports of cashews, cotton and sugar.

Mozambique’s smallholder productivity growth is fragile as subsistence agriculture employs most of the work force.

Of the total land area, only 6 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while no measurable amount of the total land supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.

CHALLENGES

Although Mozambique’s economy is improving, agricultural productivity remains weak and also suffers from substantial trade imbalances.

As of 2012, the country continues to rely on foreign assistance.

PRODUCTS

Beef

Cashews

Cassava

Citrus

Coconut

Cotton

Maize

Potatoes

Poultry

Sisal

Sugarcane

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tropical_fruitTropical Fruit

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Projects in
Mozambique

IFDC is working to improve livelihoods in Mozambique. Our key projects in the country are 2SCALE and Scaling Cassava in Mozambique.

 

2SCALE

Improving the livelihoods of farmers in 9 African countries

Scaling Cassava in Mozambique

Increasing access to high-yielding, disease-resistant plant materials

 

Contact

IFDC Mozambique

Avenida das FPLM
Edificio de Quimica e Biotecnologia
1 Andar Esquerdo, Porta 14
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: +243 813 134 697 / 243 811 821 661
afernando@ifdc.org

Caixa Postal No. 47
Estrada Nacional No. 6
Bairro 4, Parcel 45
Chimoio, Mozambique
Tel: +258 251 22629; +258 251 22643
Fax: + 258 251 22573

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