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Status: completed

Mozambique

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Sustain Africa roll out in Mozambique

Sustain Africa’s programme in Mozambique, targeting almost 50,000 farmers with 9,500MT of rebat...

Sustain Africa launches in Mozambique

Sustain Africa initiative announces its programme Mozambique to increase accessibility and afford...

Outlook: Retail fertilizer prices remain high in many countries

While International fertilizer prices continue to return to pre-crisis levels, retail fertilizer ...

Sustain Africa 2022 programmes on target, 2023 planning underway

Sustain Africa programmes are on track to reach 1.5 million farmers in five countries. Planning f...

Falling prices but Africa still in fertilizer crisis

Fertilizer prices have decreased but remain over 2.3 times the average 2020 price while rising go...

Sustain Africa roll out in Mozambique

Sustain Africa’s programme in Mozambique, targeting almost 50,000 farmers with 9,500MT of rebat...

Sustain Africa launches in Mozambique

Sustain Africa initiative announces its programme Mozambique to increase accessibility and afford...

Sustain Africa's
work in Mozambique

The programme in Mozambique launched in late November 2022 with partners Yara and ETG and will run to October 2023. A target of 9,500 MT of fertilizer, discounted by suppliers at 10% to farmers, with additional concessionary funding of 20%, is supplied to 47,500 farmers for maize, rice and vegetable production. Additionally, fruit and vegetable seed packages, crop protection products, assistance with post-harvest crop handling and storage, and farmer training are provided. AFAP is the implementing partner in Mozambique.

Our progress in
Mozambique
Statistics
Fertilizer MT 000
89%
  • Actual: 8.4
  • Target: 9.5
Farmers 000
123%
  • Actual: 58.9
  • Target: 47.5

Overview of the
situation in Mozambique

The agricultural sector is of paramount importance for socio-economic development of Mozambique. Agriculture is the second largest sector of the economy, contributing by 26% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019 (INE, 2020). Data from Ministry of Agriculture (MASA, 2015), demonstrate that, out of 4.3 million existing farming enterprises, 4.2 million (98.92%) are small-sized (less than 5ha). This implies that nearly 95% of all agricultural land is cultivated by small-scale farming households. Despite an average arable land of 0.21 ha per capita (World Bank statistics, 2011) and favourable climatic conditions to boost agricultural production, crop yields in Mozambique are still low. Low access to inputs is one of the major challenges. Fertilizer use has remained low due to its high cost and poor market linkages (Chivenge et al., 2022). The average intensity of fertilizer uses in Mozambique, as well throughout other Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries remains much lower than elsewhere (roughly 9 kilograms per hectare versus 86 kg/ha in Latin America, 104 kg/ha in South Asia, and 142 kg/ha in Southeast Asia) and has been virtually stagnant during the past decade (Crawford et al., 2006; Chivenge et al., 2022). The Mozambican economy has been affected by both internal and unprecedented external factors such as: i) suspension of external support for the State Budget which translates into eight hundred million dollars less resources per year; ii) terrorist action in Cabo Delgado; iii) the health crisis caused by COVID-19; iv) an increase in the frequency and intensity of cyclones and floods; and v) the conflict in Ukraine. GDP growth has slowed over the last seven years from an average of 7.3% to 2.8%, presenting a significant obstacle for the Government to achieve its socio-economic development goals.
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