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Agribusiness indicators : Mozambique (English)

Mozambique, the only Lusophone country covered in the agribusiness indicators initiative, has had a turbulent history since independence. Civil unrest over some 20 years and frequent drought in southern Mozambique, coupled with floods near the many waterways that transect the country (mainly east-west), have inhibited an agricultural transformation. Even so, Mozambique could be a regional breadbasket. The country has much potentially usable arable land, along with access to river water for irrigation in many agricultural production zones, particularly in central and northern Mozambique. Sesame, pigeon peas, and cashew exports are significant and rising, not to mention exports of industrial crops such as cotton, leaf tobacco, and sugarcane, yet production of grain and most other food crops remains stagnant. Irrigated area is way below what is possible and needed to increase yields and total agricultural output.

Details

  • Document Date

    2012/04/01

  • Document Type

    Other Agricultural Study

  • Report Number

    68241

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Southern Africa,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2012/06/14

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Agribusiness indicators : Mozambique

  • Keywords

    competitiveness and private sector development;Agriculture;economic and sector work;danish international development;Economic and Social Plan;improved seed;data collection and analysis;small industry;road and bridges;private sector service providers;swiss development corporation;average annual daily traffic;cgiar consultative group;millennium development goal;legal and regulatory framework;national agricultural research institute;agricultural sector;fertilizer use;warehouse receipt system;commercial bank lending;access to water;real interest rate;certified seed;agricultural production;inflation rate;large urban areas;availability of tractor;foreign exchange control;private sector competitiveness;public sector capacity;consumer price index;average of close;nominal interest rate;financial service provider;land tenure issues;rural labor force;staple food crop;value added tax;international cooperation agency;choice of indicators;total export revenue;efficiency of transport;factor of production;potentially arable land;application of fertilizer;credit reporting system;law and regulation;cost of credit;access to finance;distribution of rainfall;ammonium nitrate fertilizer;absence of restrictions;automated teller machine;hours of operation;access to fertilizer;errors and omission;hybrid maize seed;high population growth;financial service industry;foreign joint venture;agricultural economist;agricultural census;fertilizer import;government distribution;Agribusiness Development;moveable asset;field crop;Financial Sector;public expenditure;foundation seed;cash crop;agricultural finance;export price;animal traction;

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Agribusiness indicators : Mozambique (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/181551468294071533/Agribusiness-indicators-Mozambique