MozambiqueThe 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.

Mozambique is the second-largest formal exporter of food in the southern Africa 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.

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Projects in Mozambique

community activists in Mozambique

Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster in Mozambique

The MRR Innovation Lab is expanding an ongoing RCT to learn how communities recover from a disaster like Cyclone Idai and whether the program made communities more resilient and to extend USAID research on resilience measurement.