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